White knight in a white truck

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

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.

You’re spe­cial!

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