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This article was published 4/2/2017 (1393 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Much-needed help on the highway
One day in January, around 5 p.m., I was driving in from Steinbach on Highway 1 west when I hit some ice. I was driving very slowly. My little rear-wheel drive car spun around a few times and then proceeded to go into a snowbank.
I sat there, stunned, and then proceeded to have a full-blown panic attack. After numerous attempts to reach home by phone (I couldn’t remember my phone number) I hung up. An angel appeared at my window and told me he’d help me.
After numerous attempts to remove snow that was all around the car, he told me to wait a minute.
He told me he was going to take a long belt and attach it to my car and that he would pull me out. The only problem was that I would be facing oncoming traffic on the highway and I would have to turn the car around in the right direction. I just froze and told him I couldn’t do this. The road was solid ice.
Now angel No. 2 appeared, a Winnipeg Transit driver who got out after seeing the situation. This angel drove his bus to horizontally cover almost three lanes in order that I could safely get out of the drift and turn my car around in the right direction to head for home.
These selfless acts of kindness where one can’t be repaid gives me hope that there are still angels out there when we need them.
I’ll be forever grateful for the help. When I got home I just started to cry.
— Meachelle Bellan
There is a woman I need to thank. It all started at a Manitoba Moose game on New Year’s Day when I was walking around the Jets store and looking at a little Jets hockey stick. A woman walked up to me and asked "Do you want a stick?"
Originally I thought she was talking about the little Jets stick in my hands. I said "OK."
I was surprised! She told me to follow her to the desk and she would get me the stick. Then at the desk she brought out a game-used Adam Pardy hockey stick! She asked me what my name was and then she wrote it on a sticky note and attached it to the stick and told me to come pick it up after the game.
My mom asked if the woman did this often and the cashier said once in a while she buys stuff from the store and gives it to people for free. She has been doing this for the past couple of years. What a special woman and what a great day!
— Ben Goldenberg (age 10)