Stranger stopped to con­sole

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

MY 24-year-old daugh­ter was in an ac­ci­dent on Pem­bina High­way at McGil­livray Boule­vard in which she rear-ended a truck. Her car was to­talled. This was her first ac­ci­dent, and she was quite shaken up as well as very sore from the im­pact. The gen­tle­man she hit of­fered to drive her home. She thanked him but said her mom would come get her as she lived across the city and I worked nearby. The fol­low­ing was her Face­book post about her ex­pe­ri­ence: “It’s hum­bling to know there are still gen­uinely good peo­ple in the world. An over­whelm­ing num­ber of peo­ple de­cided to just honk and yell at me to move my car out of the way after my ac­ci­dent. Not one asked to help me do it, by the way. I’m sorry, but I’m not Su­per­man — I can’t move the car by my­self. One lady ac­tu­ally pulled over just to make sure I was OK. When I asked her why, she said, ‘I saw a young girl by her­self on the side of Pem­bina High­way with a smashed-up car. I have a daugh­ter, and she was in an ac­ci­dent re­cently, and I wish some­one checked on her.’ The lady ended up wait­ing with me, try­ing to cheer me up un­til my mom got there. Then she gave me a huge hug and wished me well. I wish I had asked her name to re­pay her in some way. “The world needs more peo­ple like this kind lady, who out of the kind­ness of her heart stopped to con­sole a young lady she had never met.”

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