Texas woman was on her way home when her car ran out of gas. She tried to make it to a gas station, but after she hit a red light, her car stalled. What happened next left her shocked.
Mary Mingo Williams was driving home from work on a busy street in Port Arthur, Texas, when her car got stuck at a traffic light, according to Mad World News. Despite her best efforts, her car would not move and other drivers became frustrated that they were stuck behind her. Williams got out and tried to push her car, but was struggling to move it.
Despite seeing her struggling, other drivers continued to honk and scream at her and drive around. Fortunately, she soon got some much-needed help.
Williams says she looked up after struggling for some time and saw “almost a platoon of army men” coming toward her to help.
I just ran out of gas coming from my job at Savannah and 25th Street, the light changed and the car stopped,” Williams explained in a post shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page. “I got out and started pushing my car nobody stopped to help me trucks passed by me. People had the nerve to blow their horn at me and they see me pushing this car. I don’t know where they came from but all of a sudden I had almost a platoon of army men they pushed my car literally from motiva Terminal Gate to the Citco station on Gulfway Drive do you understand what I’m saying they pushed my car on their feet. When we got there I asked him, ‘Can I please take your picture to let people know there are still young men in the world that will stop and offer their assistance to a woman in need?’ They said yes.”
After Williams took a photo of the helpful group of men, a stranger who had witnessed their good deed walked over and asked the men if he could buy them some food. He also made a generous offer to Williams.
“At the gas station this man jumped out of his truck, pulled a $100 bill out of his wallet and offered it to them for them to go get themselves a meal,” she wrote. “They all said at the same time ‘No sir we cannot accept that we were doing what we were raised to do.’ This same gentleman turned around and put gasoline in my car and told me keep the money that I had in my pocket.”
Williams was shocked by the kindness she experienced that day. She wrote, “I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart.”