Nova Sco­tia Power driver to the res­cue

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

I live in Mira and I drive a 10year old, rear-wheel drive, lowto-the-ground sporty car that my hus­band does not want to give up. He drives a 4-wheel drive jeep to work.

I have a steep drive­way that proves to be dif­fi­cult to nav­i­gate at times in the win­ter months. Last week, I got stuck and slid back down the drive into a snow­drift. As I tried to shovel my way clear, I volleyed be­tween rage and self­pity.

Then some­thing won­der­ful hap­pened. A guy named Mike was driv­ing by in a Nova Sco­tia Power truck and saw me strug­gling as I shov­eled snow from un­der the car while on my knees, get­ting, as they say, “soak­ing wet.”

He was to me “the per­son who stopped to help, even though he did not have to.”

With his bags of salt, ex­per­tise, some in­struc­tions to me and a push, I got the car out. He would ac­cept noth­ing but a thank you.

I wanted to shout about this good deed from the rooftops so I am writ­ing to the Cape Bre­ton Post.

In these dreary days of po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tainty, nice peo­ple are what counts. Mike is my true Cana­dian Idol.

Sharon Ja­cob­son Mar­ion Bridge

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