Tuesday 15 May 2012

Thanks to the Good Samaritan

Every day the news is full of bad things done by terrible people. It is easy to forget that most of the world is made of wonderful people, but it is.

Tonight I am thankful to a stranger who was there for me when I needed some help.

It was 6 o'clock rush hour and I was driving to visit friends. I had just pulled into the lefthand turn lane on Don Mills at York Mills and heard and felt something every car owner dreads. It was a loud crack, followed by a lot of rattling and shaking.

If something similar has happened to you, then you know what a sickening feeling it is. I turned off the car immediately and, of course, there was cursing.

I turned on the four-ways, got out of the car and popped the hood. I felt bad for the people stuck behind me but it seemed that everyone knew what was happening and the people in the middle lanes let those stuck behind me out, to get around me.

In rush hour, this was a great thing for people to do for others.

I was standing in front of my dead car and a woman pulled in front of me, with a child in the back, and asked if I was OK and if there was someone she could call for me. Yes, in this day and age I do not have a cell phone! I pulled out my CAA card and asked if she could call that number.

She called gave them all the information and let me know that they said a tow truck would be there in half an hour. I thanked her very sincerely for her help and off she went.

It all took maybe three minutes. That's all it took out of a person's life to help someone else and I am so grateful. If there is such a thing as Karma, and I hope there is, then many good things should happen to this woman and her daughter.

No, it wasn't a life threatening incident, and no, I wasn't stuck out in the middle of nowhere, but she pulled over within a minute of this happening, while I was rattled and offered assistance.

I have always believed that the majority of people and good decent people and tonight that was reinforced again.

Thanks again to that nice woman who took a few minutes to help me. It was so appreciated!

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