To the older gentleman who stopped by my broken-down car on 92nd Street to ask if I needed help — thank you. I so appreciated your courtesy to a stranger. I understand that others might not have felt safe in stopping, or assumed I had everything under control. But you stopped to make sure. I’m so grateful for you.
To the dear lady who rolled her window down last year on Lackey Road and called my husband when I had no cell service — thank you. I had four children in the car on a hot day and barely made it to the side of the road. It was scary and I couldn’t stop the tears. You showed compassion for my overwhelming situation. I’m so grateful for you.
AAA fields more than 33 million calls per year from people like me whose transportation has failed them. We’ve been trained to be wary of strangers, to pass by situations that could be dangerous or just to assume that someone else will help.
So, to the lady who stopped on Lake Flora Road while we readjusted our load, thank you for caring enough just to be sure we were OK. I’m so grateful for everyday heroes like you.
Dawn Kinzel, Vaughn
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