Everyday Angels

Everyday Angels: When Matthews driver blows a tire, two strangers step in

My wife and I were driving home one afternoon in September. The car’s right front tire blew out at E. John Street and Morningwood in Matthews. I was physically and technically unable to change a full-size tire. I was preparing to call the road service.

Two gentlemen passed by – one in a gray sweatshirt and one in a dark pink one. Without me even asking, they offered to help. Together they put the spare tire on the car. We gladly offered them dinner money as a token of our appreciation. They declined and we got home safely.

These two gentlemen embody our American spirit: Always help, but accept no recognition. They are our angels. Shih-chung Chen, Ph.D., Matthews

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Did a stranger step in to offer you help out of the blue? Email rwilkerson@charlotteobserver.com. Include name, hometown and daytime number. Or mail Everyday Angels, Charlotte Observer, 600 S. Tryon, Charlotte, NC 28230. Roland Wilkerson