Everyday Angels

FedEx driver to the rescue in south Charlotte

Coming out of the Aldi store on U.S. 521 on Aug. 29, I noticed an object underneath my car. I am almost 80, and it was hard for me to identify what it was. I tried but couldn’t reach it. I thought if I backed out, it might fall off. I was backing my car out of the parking spot when suddenly, I noticed a FedEx driver walking toward me.

“May I help you?” he asked. When I explained to him that I thought something was wrong, he immediately lay flat on the steaming, hot asphalt – it was more than 90 degrees that day – and partially scooted under the car. I begged him to get up; it was entirely too hot to be on the asphalt and under a car.

When he did get up, drenched with sweat, he told me that I had knocked the plastic motor cover loose. He taped it up, so I wouldn’t drag it and ruin it before I could have it fixed. When he finished, he said, “You are ready to go now!”

This kind man would not accept a “thank you” tip, but I want to say a big thank you to this Good Samaritan.

Kathryn Jackson, Charlotte