Pick Up in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her – generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s.

The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxi cab. She seemed to be in a big hurry! She wrote down his address, thanked him and drove away.

Seven days went by and a knock came on the man’s door. To his surprise, a giant gift was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: “Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband’s bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others.”

Offer help to anyone who needs it.
Thank others for helping you.
If you help someone. Someone will help you but don’t expect anything in return by helping.
Treat people the way you want them to treat you.

Have a great day!
Helping hands

2 thoughts on “Pick Up in the Rain

  1. Wonderful and touching story. You’re so right in saying that we should treat people they way we want to be treated. The world would be a better place if we did. All I can say is I will.

    Be Blessed,

    LaTrice

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