Few days ago we had a car accident. Time stood still for a long moment. The car was hit from behind by a brainless guy who was late for work. My car was thrown in the air and nearly flew over the rails of the bridge we were crossing. A miracle made us hit the concrete rail and land back on the bridge. No one got hurt. My mother, my daughter and my dog were with me. What happened after was a an overwhelming flow of people coming to our rescue, helping us deal with everything from contacting the police, the car insurance and offering moral support while waiting to handle the aftermaths. A police man named Rabih arriving on his Harley told me to consider him as a brother and offered his help. Still under chock I started yelling at him and accused him of not being harsh enough on the hundreds of brain dead drivers (!). He took it very well and smiled apologetically. Two other men approached us and stayed with us until we could leave the place and could go home. They never left our side and it felt nice not to be alone under the boiling sun, in the middle of a congested bridge, with a smashed car and overwhelming emotions and anger.
A total stranger also showed up, presenting himself as the son-in-law of my husband’s company driver. I had never met him, and he came to help with a smile.
I never had the chance to ask for the name of all these people nor thank them properly. They stopped and offered their assistance without getting anything in return. Spontaneous kindness.
So THANK YOU kind people.
THANK YOU miracle.