Act of kind­ness goes vi­ral thanks to cou­ple

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A TRUCK driver’s act of kind­ness has gone vi­ral af­ter he guided a cou­ple through heavy rain.

Emily and Jay Clarke were driv­ing on the Bruce High­way through Proser­pine when they “en­coun­tered one of the most se­vere storms”.

Ms Clarke wrote a Face­book post in which she de­scribed how the driver guided them through.

Ms Clarke said she had a sick feel­ing in her stom­ach that they would be in more dan­ger if they stopped, so they fol­lowed the truck till it turned off at a pub just be­fore Mackay.

Ms Clarke said they of­fered to buy the driver, iden­ti­fied as Bren­dan Foote, a drink and thanked him for help­ing keep them safe.

“To all the Footies out there on the road look­ing out for us dur­ing this crazy weather and es­pe­cially at this time of the year when the roads are the busiest, we know you have a job to do but we ap­pre­ci­ate you!” she wrote.

Ms Clarke later posted a mes­sage shared from Mr Foote.

“Well, that’s very un­ex­pected. I’ve been con­tacted by plenty of peo­ple to­day about a young fam­ily that said some very nice things about my con­duct as a driver in some pretty ter­ri­ble storm con­di­tions in North Queens­land yes­ter­day,” he wrote.

“With­out sound­ing like a to­tal knob, thanks to ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing my beau­ti­ful fam­ily, friends, and strangers that have com­mented... I’m ab­so­lutely gob­s­macked by the in­ter­est.

“It’s hon­estly noth­ing I wouldn’t think that any truckie wouldn’t do to try keep peo­ple as safe as pos­si­ble.”

PHOTO: FACE­BOOK

GOOD GUY: Bren­dan Foote.

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