OK~ I am here to tell you that there are still some very nice people in our world today. While on our vacation, we were driving through Valdosta, Georgia, we had a little car problem. The water pump went out. Thankfully, it did not go out while driving through the traffic in Atlanta.
We pulled into a Burger King parking lot. My hubby accessed the situation and knew that we needed a new belt and a water pump. I went into Burger King and found a lady sitting at a table and asked her if she knew where the closest Toyota dealer was. She said it was a couple exits down the road. I then went out to tell my hubby that there was one nearby. We quickly searched it on our cell phone and found it. A phone call confirmed that they had the parts we needed. The next problem, how to get there?
I marched back into Burger King and explained our situation to this lady I had talked to a few minutes earlier. Her Mother joined the conversation and explained that they do not give rides to strangers. I thought, "OK, I get that." I then said, "I will figure something else out, thank you."
I was not outside maybe two minutes and she said, "Ma´m, I can give you a ride. You look like nice folks." Huge sigh of relief! So, I hopped in a car in Valdosta, Georgia- total strangers. I quickly learned her name was Lizzie, she had several children and grandkids. The water pump in her car had went out a few weeks earlier. Would you be willing to accept a ride with a stranger, or offer a ride to a stranger?
Lizzie patiently waited for me when I went into the Toyota dealership to get our parts. I might also add that the Toyota dealership in Valdosta, Georgia, provided us with top notch service! 10 minutes later, I had the parts in tow. So, back to the Burger King parking lot.
Within two hours, we were back on the road! I am grateful that my hubby was able to change out the water pump. We had just the right amount of tools along- Note to self: Next time make sure we have a few more tools packed. We had the bare minimum to get the job done.
Lizzie helped make the start of our vacation a happy one! If you don't think there are still good people in this world, I'm hear to tell you, the folks in Southern Georgia were some of the nicest people I have ever met! Lizzie..........Thank You!
Oh yeah, I'm thinking Garrett got an education on what to do and what not do while changing out a water pump while in a parking lot! Interesting experience, that is for sure! Maybe this Mom would make a good contestant on the Amazing Race, you think so? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?