Act of kindness goes viral thanks to couple
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.”
GOOD GUY: Brendan Foote.