Ran­dom acts of kind­ness

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

modiere Boule­vard.

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.

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