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This article was published 12/4/2013 (1144 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
We had been excitedly awaiting our container of coffee. Our plan was for the truck driver to spot the container in front of our garage, and we would simple unload it directly into the garage.
My heart sank Friday night when the driver told me he couldn’t back the container into our yard. How are we going to get all that coffee from the road into our garage, I wondered as I tried to sleep that night.
Saturday morning at 9 a.m., I had to pick up our crew hired for the day. So I left the house at 8 a.m. in search of a pickup truck to borrow.
I ended up driving through the Selkirk GMC dealers lot. They have lots of trucks I thought. Maybe I could borrow a used one for the day.
I walked in and explained our situation to a salesman there. It was still early, and he said I’d have to wait and talk to the sales manager when he gets in. I chatted a little more with Bob and he suddenly said to me, "Hey, just take my truck," as simple as that, no questions, no asking for compensation, "Just have it back by 5 p.m."
Bob Krychuk, who I had never met before, lifted a huge weight of stress off my shoulders with his generous act of kindness to a stranger.
Thank you, Bob.
— Derryl Reid