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OK, so have you ever been in a situation where people seemed to have appeared from nowhere..just when you needed them? A couple days ago, I went to the high school about 12 miles from home to pick up my son and a classmate after an after school band meeting. On the way there I notice that something smelled hot. Thinking it was a vehicle near me, I kind of just blew it off. When I picked up the boys, they say "what is that smell?" So,guess it was my car. I was on my way to a fairly bad part of town to drop off something, when my car starting smoking under the hood. "Great, not now, here!" We pulled over and the boy with us looked under the hood and thought oil might have been leaking and we though we better try to get going and to a better, safer place before dark . We started towards home, and it started smoking again. Since it smelled hot, I'm thinking may be it is low on water or a leak or something. We were lucky enough to be passing a car wash, so I decided to play it safe and pull over there. Before we even had time to get out of the car, a man in a van full of tools came up to my window, and asked me to open the hood. He said it was a leaking water hose, took it off, and it just so happened that there was an auto parts store 2 blocks away. The boys and I walked up there and they did not have the exact size. As luck had it, there was another auto parts place up one more block. We walked over there and they did not have the right hose either, however another location about 4 miles away had the part. I called the manager there and took a chance to ask if they would kindly deliver the part to me since I was stuck and it would soon be dark. To my surprise the manager said yes and within 10 minutes and by the time we got back to the car wash, a girl was pulling in with our part. I signed the cc slip for the part and before I could flag the girl down to give her a tip for bringing the part to us, she was gone. The man in the van quickly put the part on, just to find out that it was a smaller hose underneath that one. He took it off, and we went back to the first auto parts place, who actually had this hose, we ran it back and the nice man put it on in just a couple minutes. Low and behold the car was fixed in no time and we were ready to roll. I tried to give the man $20 for taking the time to help us out. No matter what I said he would not take it. I tried everything. He told me that he actually took off work that day to take care of some personal matters and it must have been meant to be that he happened to be at the car wash just as I pulled in and felt it was his calling to help us. That was such a blessing how it all took place. Today I went by the auto parts place where the girl worked that delivered the part to give her a tip for going out of her way to bring us the part that day. As much as I tried, she would not accept anything from me. It just goes to show and what I tell my children everyday and what happens to be above my name on all of my emails that says "Do at least one nice thing for someone else today!"... because it is so true that "what goes around, comes around"'.

Written by Ann Hadsall-Allen — January 29, 2016

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