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A gentleman to the rescue

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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 assistance.

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

[Posted November 04, 2008]

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