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Living up to Friendly Manitoba

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During an incredible February snowstorm, I found myself stuck on Harstone Road just before Wilkes Avenue in a crazy snow drift in the middle of the road. My SUV rides fairly low and I was hung up on the snow.

A nice couple pulled beside me to ask if I needed help, and I gladly accepted. I offered to get out and push while the woman drove my truck, but she insisted in trying to push me out.

Once they were in front of my car pushing, I realized I could barely see them from the intense blowing snow, but they continued to push anyway.

After about five minutes, we realized I needed a tow truck. The couple felt really bad leaving me and asked how much gas I had. I told them my tank was full, I had a cellphone and I would be more than fine but thanked them for trying.

So, I called for a tow truck and sat on hold for 10-15 mins when all of a sudden a truck pulled up behind me. It was the same couple. They had gone home, switched vehicles and grabbed shovels and tow ropes. And they got me out.

I feel horrible for not getting their names at the time, but we were all frozen and just wanting to get out of there.

I’m writing this today because people should know our province is called "Friendly Manitoba" for a reason and that’s because of people like this.

So, if the people who helped me out are reading this, I really appreciate your help and thanks again.

— Brett Robinson

 

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