Gift from caring driver comforted boy after collision


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I was driving in the south end when I came to a busy intersection.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 05/09/2015 (2833 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

I was driving in the south end when I came to a busy intersection.

Traffic had slowed down a great deal because of a pretty bad accident between a car and a minivan. There were at least five adults on the scene, as well as a young boy, none of whom seemed to be hurt.

While waiting at the light, I saw a Shaw van signal, pull into the lane in front of me and turn towards the scene. The driver then went towards the crash site, pulled off to the side, put a pylon behind his truck and went towards the assembled people with a plastic bag in hand.

He walked up to the boy and his mother and then crouched down to talk to the boy. After a short exchange, he pulled a stuffed teddy bear out of the bag and gave it to the boy, who gratefully snatched it up. This was obviously a situation where the child could use some extra comfort, and a total stranger went well out of his way and far beyond his call of duty to provide just that.

It was very encouraging for me to see this scene unfold, and I hope something can be done to reward this kind-hearted and generous man.

So, to whomever was driving Shaw van No. 5817 just after noon on Friday, Aug. 28, around the intersection of Kenaston and McGillivray boulevards — hats off to you, sir, and know your kindness was appreciated and noted by many!


— Chris Kayler


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