Bus driver an angel for changing tire
On Tuesday I was driving on Bishop Grandin and turning south onto St. Mary when my vehicle didn’t sound right, so I turned into the first driveway — which was a transit bus turnaround — and got out to find I had a flat tire. I couldn’t reach my husband on the phone and I didn’t know what I was going to do, as I had never had a flat tire before in all my many years of driving. The driver from the bus came over to see if I needed help and called a tire company for me, who said they couldn’t come out. He checked with his supervisor first and then proceeded to change my flat tire with my spare. He worked so hard, as it was not easy, and I appreciated him being so kind and helping me in my distress. I insisted that I wanted to pay him and he just wouldn’t hear of it. He said I could one day "pay it forward" and that was all the payment he needed. I will do that, but in the meantime I want to again tell Joseph how much I appreciated his kindness and let him know that he really was an angel to help me like he did.
— Lorraine Wagner
Thanks for helping mom after she fell
My mom tripped and fell on hard tile in front of the elevators in her apartment building. Her kind neighbour Carol from down the hall tried to help my mom up. It wasn’t working so she called 911 for her and sat with her for over two hours while my mom waited for an ambulance. She brought her water and stayed with her the whole time, even while the ambulance was checking her out.
We want to thank Carol very much for helping and staying with her all that time. We all really appreciate it.
— Michelle Smith
Grateful to all who helped
On April 20, at St Vital Shopping Centre, by the Bay, I slipped on black ice and broke my femur near my hip. Within seconds a lovely lady came to help me and supported me in my sitting position, with my hands flat on the ice, since I couldn’t move. Others came and covered me with their jackets and one man took his gloves and eased them under my hands. They called 911 and also my son.
After surgery and a hospital stay, I am now at home and doing well. My thoughts so often go to the fall and to the gentle, efficient care of those who were there for me on that parking lot. Thank you to all of you. You represent the best of Manitobans.
— Ruth Huebert
Thanks to the nice lady, kind gentleman
On May 2 I was riding my bike down Kenaston. When I came to McGillivary, my tire hit the edge of the sidewalk and I went flying off. A very nice lady and a very kind gentleman both got out of their vehicles and helped me. They both offered to take my husband and me home. Winnipeggers are very nice people.
— Sandy Slotin