LETTER: Thankful for the helpers


Last Tuesday, I was en route to Goldston on the Goldston-Carbonton road, about 10 yards from Robert's Chapel Road, when my car's engine died. I pulled off the road as best I could, albeit with approximately half my car still in the driving lane.

When I contacted AAA to send a tow truck, I was told it would be about 90 minutes before one could arrive. Not wanting to stay in the vehicle with it on the road, I stood off the road where I felt safe, especially with the gravel trucks coming by as if they were on a racetrack.

I want to sincerely thank the many people who stopped and asked if there was anything they could do to help me. One lady asked if she could go to her house and bring me a chair so I wouldn't have to stand while waiting. After about an hour, a gentleman stopped, asking if there was anything he could do and if I could use some water.

When I told him I would take a bottle of water if he had one, he got out of his car, opened the back door, got a bottle out of a cooler and handed it to me. I didn't realize how much I needed that water until I opened it and started drinking.

These people are the epitome of the good Samaritan Jesus talked about in Luke 10. I thank God for people like these, may He bless them each one in a special way.

James Pridgen lives in Goldston.