Thank you to two good Samaritans


To the editor:

I have worked as a home health aide in Sidney with some of my clients for almost a year in a half now. I have encountered a lot of racism, rudeness, dirty looks and unkind/unfriendly people with no manners.

On Aug. 21, I experienced car trouble on County Road 29 in the middle of the road. I was trying to get my car out of the way and started pushing it when I heard a man asked if I needed help. I said yes when nobody else jumped out to help me except for a man I had never met or seen before. He was a perfect stranger that didn’t know if I was a crazy murderer or have a gun/knife to rob him. But he took a leap at faith and helped me push my car out of the way.

After we pushed my car out of the way, I thanked him, but I never saw his face to really say thank you. Then a lady and her young son came and said, “I will get you some gas but live on the north side of Sidney; I will be back to help you.” When she came back with gas and said I will follow you to the gas station, I thanked her and said you will have a lot of blessings coming your way. — She didn’t know me, just like the man who helped me. Then she followed me to the gas station, and I made it.

I just want to say they were angles from God. Also, they opened my eyes and put faith back into me that there are still good people out there willing to help strangers in need, even though they didn’t know if I was a killer, kidnapper, robber or had a gun. They took a leap of faith to help a perfectly stranded woman on the road to help. I know in this world we live today we are afraid to help anyone out, but I want to say not everyone is bad because of who they are. If these two good Samaritans read the paper, I would like to say a very big thank you and that you really don’t know how much you put my faith back into people being kind and helping.

Thank you again. God bless you and many blessings to you.

Nikki Hicks

Bellefontaine