Random acts of kindness
Unbeknown to me, my right front tire had become flat. The driver of a car next to me kept trying to get my attention, but I kept driving. Finally, the driver was able to get me to stop.
The girl who was driving the other vehicle ran over to make sure I was aware of the situation and to see if I was all right. I was very confused by all of this. After reassuring me the tire was flat, the girl took it upon herself to call my husband to tell him what had happened. Fortunately, my husband was able to change the tire, and no further damage occurred.
Later that evening, the girl called me to once again make sure I was all right. Two young men also came to my assistance and pushed my vehicle off to the side of the road so I wouldn’t impede traffic.
I was able to get the girl’s name — Jade Pham. I want to thank her very much for being such a kind and caring person.
I would also like to thank the two young men who assisted me. Unfortunately, I did not get their names.
Officers went above and beyond
ON April 16, I parked about two blocks over from the convention centre at about 4:30 p.m.
I put in the coins to pay for the parking until 5:30 p.m. (The rest of the evening was free.) When I parked the car, my friend noticed a sign saying cars would be towed after 10 p.m. because of street cleaning.
We were going to the convention centre to volunteer at the fashion show for Ronald McDonald House. It was very busy, and I never noticed what time it was. It turned out to be 11 p.m., and my car was not where I had left it.
Another fellow was looking for his car, too, and said sometimes the tow trucks just move them to another spot. My friend and I walked around but did not find the car.
A police car was parked on the side of the street, so I went up to the officer and asked them where the cars would be towed to. They asked for my licence number, looked in the computer and found out it had been towed to the Higgins Avenue compound. I was just about to call a taxi when the officers said they would drive us to the compound.
When we got there, they had to open the back doors of the car for us. The officers said they were sorry for the inconvenience we went through and also thanked us for volunteering our time at the fashion show.
I did not get the names of these officers, but I would like to thank them for helping us out. They went above and beyond to find where my car was and drive us to the compound.