He­roes on a win­ter’s day

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

I WAS com­ing home from work — in what turned out to be a blizzard — turn­ing off Inkster Boule­vard at the Rosser turn-off to get on to the Perime­ter High­way. The snow was so thick com­ing around the bend, I couldn’t make out where the road was and be­came stuck. People would come up be­hind me, see I was stuck and just turn around and go the other way. Fi­nally, my hero ar­rived. He was alone and pro­ceeded to shovel as best he could. But I was stuck in a lot of snow. A few other young men ar­rived and with the four of them push­ing, af­ter about 20 min­utes, they were fi­nally able to free me. I was out the snow and pulled over at the top of the turnoff. I wanted to ex­press my grat­i­tude to them, but they had all but van­ished. Un­be­liev­able how gen­er­ous they were with their time and en­ergy to help me. I am for­ever grate­ful to these won­der­ful men. They know who they are. Faith re­stored. MY car got stuck on Young Street. I was rush­ing to go to my class but couldn’t move the car. There was a man with his daugh­ter who came and asked me, “Are you stuck?” When I said yes, he asked me to straighten my wheels on the car and he lifted it from the front and I was able to get it out. Sorry I didn’t get his name but I want to thank him so much for help­ing me out on a very cold day.

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