Everyday Angels

Charlotte good Samaritan has pie coming–if only we knew his name

Joy and Walter Cooper are grateful for the Samaritan who helped Walter home after a fall.
Joy and Walter Cooper are grateful for the Samaritan who helped Walter home after a fall. Courtesy of Joy Cooper

My 85-year-old husband, Walter, was walking alone in the Fair Meadows subdivision near our home at Sharon Towers several months ago when he became dizzy and short of breath and fell in the road.

His “angel” was working in the yard, saw him, helped him up and drove him to our home. Not only did he see him into our building, but he took the time to notify the front desk of what happened. The nurse and security guard came immediately to check on him.

A few days later, I wanted to thank this man and took a pie to the house where my husband thought he had fallen. Later, we got a phone call from that person telling us he had not been the one to help.

We drove around the subdivision of Fair Meadows, but my husband could not remember where he fell. He also didn’t get the name of his “angel.” If this person reads this story and remembers this incident, please know how very much we appreciate your help in this emergency.

We owe you a pie.

Joy Cooper, Charlotte

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