White knight in a white truck
I had taken my grandson, who lives out of town, to Assiniboine Park Zoo on March 31 to see the polar bears. We spent a wonderful day looking at the animals, including the bears.
I had to drive him home after leaving the park. I turned onto Corydon Avenue and hit the curb, and my tire blew. I am not sure how that happened, but suffice it to say I was pretty upset.
I managed to pull over onto a side street. My sister and my niece had also joined us at the park, and they were be- hind us. I got my grandson to flag them down so they could come and help us.
My phone does not have any data, so I was not sure how I would phone for help. After my sister and niece arrived, we phoned a couple of towing places, but it would be at least an hour and quite expensive.
My niece and I decided we were going to try to change it. We got everything out of the trunk, and we were just trying to figure out how to change the tire when a young gentlemen in a white pickup truck came to the rescue. He had the tire changed in no time.
I would like to thank him so much for his help. He was our rescue angel.
Thank you so much, John, for helping a senior and her grandson. I hope you read this and know good deeds are really appreciated, and that I will pass it forward in some way. Thank you so much for your help, John. I put it in my work bag just before leaving work.
I told the cashier I was going to retrieve my wallet from my car and would be right back.
When I returned to my spot in line, the cashier was looking and smiling at me.
When the woman left the till, the cashier said, “She just paid for your groceries.” I was in shock, and said “No way.” After taking a few moments to realize what she had done, she caught my “Thank you!” as she whipped out the door.
This was such a thoughtful gesture, and I wanted to make sure she knows I appreciated her kindness.