Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 15/3/2013 (1441 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
My son, who was set to begin his second weekend of basic training as an army reservist, had pre-ordered a cab to be at his Roslyn Road address at 5:10 p.m. allowing him time to report to Minto Armouries at 6 p.m.
Well, 5:10 came and went as he stood waiting in the freezing cold with all his gear on his front street. Then 5:15 came and went, and he frantically began calling every cab company he could think of to no avail.
At 5:25 panic was quickly setting in when, out of nowhere, a teenager approached and asked my son if he was lost, did he need a ride.
The young man’s mom had been sitting in her SUV as her sons were in the corner store, watching my frantic son and had sent her son over to ask him. After her sons helped him load his gear into her SUV, she drove through Friday rush hour all the way to Minto with 15 minutes to spare.
On her way there, she called her husband to tell him they'd be late getting home. Something had come up and she’d explain later.
Refusing any money in payment, her only request was that he pay it forward -- and he will.
He is still in awe over this kind lady’s generosity. On behalf of my son, we say thank you so very much. You didn't have to do it, but you did.
We call her an angel.
-- Leanne Thompson