The Gift Of Giving … From A Stranger (#321)

Today I started packing up my RV.  I took advantage of a rare sunny day in the 40s to take off the wheel covers that keep my motorhome tires from drying out.  The windshield cover also was stored away.   My little door mat is clean and packed in its little niche.

In another week or so I’ll be making my way south.  Amazon and the little town of Campbellsville will be in my rear view mirror.  My work camping job will be done.  And I will breathe a deep sigh of relief.

Today, in the afternoon I got into my car.  It started with a bit of hesitation. I didn’t give it much thought.  My destination was the video store to return some movies.  At the store I parked, dropped off the movies, got back in the car and turned the key.

Nothing happened!  I turned it again.  Nada!  I got out of the car and there before me stood an angel looking like a young man in a dress shirt, slacks and a tie.  He said “Do you need a jump?”  Yes!

He smiled, “I’ll get my cables.”  Just like that he got in his car, pulled up beside me, got out his jumper cables and connected them from his car to mine.  I then started my car.

As the young man was putting away his cables I offered him some money.  He said, “I wouldn’t hear of it.”  So I thanked him profusely, shook his hand and made a beeline to Walmart for a new battery.

On my way there, tears of gratitude just streamed down my face.  I had truly witnessed a miracle; a selfless gift from a stranger.

What could have been a long wait for a tow truck just disappeared with the magical appearance of, to my mind, an angel.  He gave the gift of his time without a second of hesitation.  Now that’s the true meaning of Christmas!

Wishing you all miracles and angels during this holiday season!

Ever Grateful,



About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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14 Responses to The Gift Of Giving … From A Stranger (#321)

  1. They walk among us, they say – and this one materialized in the right moment! Lovely post – and it’s Christmas too. Have agreat weekend!

  2. Patti Kuche says:

    What a relief for you Annie and such kindness from a stranger. Safe travelling!

  3. Sounds like the Lord is watching out for you! He works in mysterious ways, even bringing people to you to help you when you need it most! Where are you heading next? The stint here at Amazon in Coffeyville, Ks. has been extended for another month so I can’t say I’ll be seeing them in my rear view mirror yet…Merry Christmas. Post more often. I look forward to reading your posts. They are so uplifting and joyful!

  4. Sher says:

    A wonderful Christmas story. And thank Heaven the young man was there. I too felt the warnth of Christmas. Yesterday I went to the mall. Standing at the top railing was a young Marine holding a small package and his cover in one hand. As I approached him I felt the need to take his hand, say thank you to him and to have a Merry Christmas. He was overwhelmed, hugged me and said thank you for your kindness and a Merry Christmas to you and your family. I was glowing all day!

  5. nomaggsrush says:

    What a lovely story, it restores one’s faith in humanity. Safe journey, enjoy the warmer climes!

  6. Paula says:

    🙂 There are still a few good ones out there 🙂 I am happy he was there for you. Keep safe, Annie!

  7. Connie T says:

    Our truck battery died last month. They just die with no warning. That was nice of the man to help you out. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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