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Letter: Helping hands in action

Posted: November 26, 2016 - 11:47pm

I need to give a shout out - albeit a few days late - to two knights in shining armor.

I had been having a particularly rough few days, and was very depressed.

I stopped at the Circle K in Appling to get some oil for my truck. But I couldn't get the stupid oil cap off, no matter how hard I tried.

I looked around for a guy to help me but there was no one around. I was nearly in tears.

I looked up and said, "God please send me an angel!"

And just like that He sent me two.

The first one pulled up in a big white work truck with some kind of trailer attached.

I approached him and asked, "I'm so sorry to bother you but could you give me a hand for a moment? I can't get my stupid oil cap off." I was really embarrassed, sounding like a poor helpless little woman. But this sweet man said no problem and he got out and came over to my truck. But he couldn't get it off either so he went and got some grips from his truck.

While he was getting the oil cap off the second angel appeared, and apparently they were friends. After the first gentleman got the oil cap off and poured my oil in for me, the second one checked my oil and confirmed that it was full, and they shut the hood.

I thanked them profusely for their kindness, telling them it had been a rough week.

The second angel gave me the biggest smile and as I walked to the door of my truck, he said, "Oh no ma'am, please allow me!" He then opened the door to my truck for me, patted me on the arm and said "I hope your day gets better."

I cried as I drove away. God bless them both and repay their kindness 100-fold.

The reason I'm sharing this story is to remind folks to practice small random acts of kindness. You just never know when the smallest, simplest little thing that you can do for someone else will completely turn their day around. And while to you it may seem like no big deal, to the person that you help it can seem like the greatest thing in the world.

 

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