My day started like any other day, until I got in my car and drove to work.
About 15 minutes into driving I noticed a weird sound coming from outside my vehicle…I thought it was a souped up car with a loud engine. I looked in all my mirrors and saw only one car near me (since I was in the fast lane) and this car looked like a nicer version of a minivan. I continued driving and the sound continued to get even louder!
I turned my head to the right and noticed that the driver of the minivan had his head sticking out and his left arm was waving in the air. When I made eye contact with him, he starting pointing to my car repeatedly.
Side note: This man sped up just to get my attention and risked his own life by sticking his body outside his car to warn me of my unnoticed unfortunate event. If it wasn’t for this unknown man, I could have wrecked the rim of my car tire or could have caused damage to others around me due to tire shrapnel.
When I noticed the man I quickly merged off to the left hand median since it was right next to me and I did not know what else to do and put on my hazard lights.
With my hands shaking, I managed to pull out my phone from my purse and called my father, triple A, and then my boss.
When I called AAA a woman answered my call and helped me. I could tell that she could tell I was shaken up due to my quivering voice.
I couldn’t think straight and was stumbling across my words. The woman was so patient with me and when she later verified that my brother was coming to get me she said “Okay, great! Do you want me to stay on the line with you until he or the tow truck gets to you?” This question caught me off-guard and I noticed myself smiling through the verge of tears and said, “No, it’s okay, but thank you sooo much. I really appreciate it, but my dad asked for me to call him back.” She politely responded by telling me that she totally understood and that she would not have mind if I wanted her to stay on the line with me and said that it would have been her pleasure. After a lot more “thank yous” we hung up and I proceeded to call my dad.
Complete strangers made and saved my day.
My car incident could have been so much worse had it not been for the man that flagged me down and my anxiety could have been through the sky and to stars had it not been for the lady helping me from AAA.
Strangers make a difference. We can make a difference.
I wish I could thank the man like I was able to thank the kind employee that helped me on the phone.
Needless to say, I made it to work safely by the grace of God and my brother’s willingness to drive out to me and swap cars.
Today was an eventful day for me and it definitely shook me up, but I am so thankful for the strangers that made it so much more comforting. Faith in humanity was definitely restored for me.
I learned that every person in this entire world, including You and Me, can either make a positive or negative impact in someone’s life, without even fulling knowing it. I’m sure the man in the minivan doesn’t know how appreciative and grateful I was/am for him and his actions.
That is all for today.
Be aware of your surroundings and actions. Love strangers. Live life to the fullest. And may God bless and watch over YOU always ❤