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The assistance and 'charity' of complete strangers

This evening Jesse and his girlfriend did me a great service by stopping at a car and assisting someone they had never met before and may never meet again.

I was standing beside the broken-down small car, left on the side of the road by my youngest son, after he had rolled the driver's side front tyre off the rim, in the rain, when rounding a bend on the way to work.

I was waiting for my wife to arrive with the car keys.

Jesse stopped in his Ford pick-up and offered to tow the vehicle out of the mud- and water-filled gutter. (It rained heavily this afternoon!)

This young man is a 'country' lad. His girlfriend is a 'country' girl. They received my thanks for their kindly and neighbourly gesture.

Changing the tyre, after they had left, took no more than 3 minutes. If I had been doing this in the boggy ditch then it may have taken all night. and, the car would probably have become bogged as I tried to get it out of the ditch.

The old saying is "what goes around comes around" and certainly, now, I'll look for the opportunity to offer my assistance and 'charity' to complete strangers.


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