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To the editor:
On a recent trip into Bloomington, my daughter and
I experienced a blowout on a front, passenger-side tire. We were
fortunate to be able to pull over and get off the interstate without
any harm to us or the vehicle.
As we were unloading the back of her vehicle, a gentleman (and I
use that term in the most sincere fashion, as there are few true
gentlemen left in the world, it seems) pulled up behind us, a very
safe distance, rolled down his window and asked if we could use some
Upon telling him we certainly would appreciate the assistance, he
proceeded to spend the next 45 minutes working diligently to get the
spare tire from beneath the vehicle (which was a chore since the
tire holder was very rusty), get the ruined tire off and a spare
tire on. Throughout the entire process, our knight in the dark blue
pickup behaved in a very gentlemanly manner, made certain we knew
who he was and told us what he was doing if he had to go back to his
truck for tools, etc. After all was said and done, he would not
accept any compensation, but said only he enjoyed helping people --
itís what he did.
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This knight of ours knows who he is, but something tells me heís
not the sort of personality who would like to have his name in the
paper. On behalf of my daughter and myself, I just wanted him to
know again how much we appreciated having a true gentleman come to
our aid and that there are people out there who just do nice things
for others because they want to and can. The world would certainly
be a much better place with many more of these people in it.
Sincerely and with tremendous appreciation,
Mary Williams and Michelle Bauer
November 04, 2008]
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