SOMETIMES, a story about strangers helping others can help raise a smile, especially with all of the doom and gloom that seems to be around at the moment.
This isn’t world breaking news, but it’s just nice to able to report something that we would all like to happen to us and generally, when people have a problem that can be solved, there is normally a good Samaritan on hand ready to offer assistance.
On Saturday February 27, Derek and Olive Lee were on a short trip to the Teulada area and visited the supermarket to stock up with provisions for their stay. Unfortunately, their car wouldn’t start and an elderly Spanish gentleman offered to help by trying to bump start the car but without success.
They then tried to freewheel it down a hill to bump start that way, but rather than the car start, it simply ended up immobile and blocking the road. Along came a Dutch lady offering help, then another gentleman and eventually five cars had stopped to try to give assistance.
Between them all, they managed to steer the car into a side street and one of those people who had stopped kindly gave them a lift back to Teulada.
In the end, they had help from one Dutch person, one English, one German and two Spaniards, which goes some way to prove that the European Community isn’t all bad.
Unable to thank each person individually again, Derek and Olive have turned to Euro Weekly News asking us to publish their story and to highlight the fact that we do not live in a world entirely occupied by selfish people and they just want to thank each and everyone who assisted them outside the Pepe la Sal supermarket on the Moraira to Calpe road on that Saturday afternoon.
Their faith in human beings is restored and they hope that in a similar situation, they would be able to assist whoever was in trouble.
As the saying goes, what comes around, goes around, so ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud?’