Kind, Well Dressed Stranger Steps In During Time Of Need

A few weeks ago I shared a column by a local columnist named Shanna Sissom.  It was a very moving article talking about the kindness of strangers.

Sissom has a knack for capturing the brighter side of humanity.  Below is an excerpt of a recent article of hers that begs to be shared:

We can probably all agree there’s never a good time to have car trouble. But on this particular day it was especially problematic. It all started with what was supposed to be a routine trip to the drycleaners.

While there was plenty of time-sensitive work that needed to be done, I left the office, telling colleagues I’d be right back. My mother was in town visiting and, at her request, was dropped off at the mall hours ago. She would soon want to be picked up. So I needed to quickly get out of the drycleaners, finish the work at hand, and retrieve her.

But then the ordeal began to unfold.

With only 42,000 miles on my Mustang, it seemed odd that it simply wouldn’t start. So there I was, down and out at the drycleaners, as the rush-hour traffic passed by around 5 p.m. on a Wednesday. Stranded, feeling helpless and hot, I called a colleague to tell of the predicament.

Minutes later he arrived on scene with jumper cables, but the car still wouldn’t crank.

We were about to head back to the office and call a tow truck. It was the starter, I concluded, while dreading the unexpected expense of getting it repaired.

But then a well-dressed stranger who had been watching us from the sideline emerged on scene


Follow the story at the above link.  It is a good read, and highlights exactly what it is about humans that can make us special.

At the bottom of the linked page are several other articles she has written.   Take a few moments to read.


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