LAKE LURE, N.C. -- An act of kindness by firefighters battling the wildfires in Lake Lure has captured the attention of thousands of people on Facebook.

Shannon Wilson, a Lake Lure resident, shared a photo to WLOS-TV in Asheville of her American flag that hung outside her home, tucked inside her glass door.

Wilson posted the following comment with the photo:

"I have been evacuated for 7 days and was finally able to come home today. When I got home I wasn't expecting to see this. These amazing firefighters who have came from all over the world saved my house from the flames. Doing so..they took my flag down and off the flag pole..rolled it up and put it in my glass door so it wouldn't get burned by the fire. I just wanted to share this act of kindness with you. It made me have goosbumps the minute I realized what they did. I thought it would be a great news piece to share with the world. Even in the toughest times WE still respect the flag and who fought for us to wave that flag. Thank you!"

The post has been shared 80,000 times and has more than 219,000 likes.