I have an amazing story of an act of kindness from a complete stranger. I will make it as brief as possible.
I was stranded in Centralia. My car broke down, on State Highway 161. I called friends, I called the insurance company. One of my friends drove to Centralia from Belleville to help.
I have an anxiety disorder that when this happened sent me into hysterics. He was able to calm me down. Here’s the amazing part. The insurance company said I would need $100 to get me and my car home.
I was asking my friend if he could loan it to me so I could get home, when this complete stranger walks up to my table and slides a $100 bill to me and tells me, “Here hon, get home safely.” OMG, really. Then he asks if I have any money on me. I tell him I have $6, he gives me another $5, tells me to get a cold drink and a snack.
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I’m 59 years old, that’s never ever happened. Just thought you’d like to hear an amazing story about some amazing people!