I was travelling through to Elgin last night on the A96 and had a puncture. And when I managed to stop in a lay-by, I then discovered that I had no credit left on my phone with which to call out my breakdown assistance.
I have been shown how to change a tyre, but I wouldn't be confident enough to do it myself at this stage. I was therefore in a somewhat sticky situation.
Thankfully, a few minutes later a couple stopped and offered to help. The guy changed the tyre for me and waited until I'd got going again before heading on his way himself. The couple even waved away my offer to give them something in return for their generosity and time.
I think it's highly unlikely the couple concerned will be reading this, but I wish to thank them both for the extreme kindness they showed. Don't ever let anyone tell you that there are not plenty of good people around.
A walk through Montpelier, Bristol
4 months ago