Kindness Daily: Man in the Rain

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Man in the Rain July 10, 2012 – Posted by djorn
One rainy night I was driving along a lonely highway. Ahead of me, I saw a man, shoulders hunched, walking rapidly along the side of the road. It was pouring rain and I slowed down to avoid splashing him as I went by.

He misunderstood, thought I was offering a ride, and ran towards my car. He was very tall, had a full beard, and he scared me. I stepped on the gas pedal to leave quickly, and I saw the look of total dispair in his eyes.

Suddenly, all fear was gone and I backed up and unlocked my car door, praying this was not the biggest mistake in my life but somehow knowing it would be okay.

The man was a plumber. His truck had got stuck in the mud. He had been walking for miles. No one would pick him up and his wife was in the hospital in labor with their first child!!

He had cried at the thought he might not be there.

We arrived at the hospital moments before his son was born!

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