LETTER A Good Samaritan in Greenwood

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My taxi driver told me a true story of a Good Samaritan, which went as follows:

A young man drove into the Fast Fuel station in Greenwood and inadvertently pumped the wrong gas into his car, which takes only diesel. Realizing his mistake, he went to Canadian Tire to get a gas can and hose so he could siphon the gas out of his car.

While standing in line talking with the cashier, a gentleman behind him overheard the conversation and said that he might be able to help him, as he was a diesel mechanic. It took about three hours to complete the task, as the man helping had to take a number of trips to properly dispose of the gas.

While he was offering his assistance in this regard, another motorist ran out of gas, right at the traffic lights, and he ran and pushed his car to the fuel tank.

The clerk at Fast Fuels said that the man was truly a Good Samaritan and she never thought she would ever see one.

I only wish that I could have obtained the name of this kind man, even though he probably would not want any accolades for all that he did.

In this day and age, when we are constantly bombarded with the evil that people do, I think that it is so nice to know that there are still people who reach out to others, not just because they belong to an organization, but because they are decent, caring people who still believe in the Golden Rule.

Ina L.J. Peters


Organizations: Canadian Tire, Golden Rule

Geographic location: Greenwood

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  • Lavaughan
    December 15, 2013 - 12:18

    We have a really great neighbor that does things for us without even asking him. Don't find too many people like that anymore.. I believe in paying it forward. So nice to hear stories like this