On Saturday, Aug. 2, we had an unusual and heartwarming experience. We had attended a dinner/theater function in Antioch. As we left the parking lot at about 11 p.m., we found we had a flat tire.
We pulled into a lighted gas station about a block ahead, and we could hear some young people across the street yelling to us that we had a flat tire. Before we turned off the ignition, the young people were by our car. Immediately, they took over the situation.
With efficiency, they changed the tire, put everything back in place, then instructed my husband to drive to the air pump so they could fill the tire.
We offered to pay them for helping us, but they absolutely refused to take any money. The girl in the group came to me and said they only thing she wanted from us was a hug which she gave to both of us.
The young men instructed my husband not to drive over 45/50 on the "doughnut" tire and not to turn too sharp on it. One of the young men, Steve, insisted that we take his name and cellphone number. He said that we were to call him if we experienced any problems as we drove home and he would come to help us.
We are just overwhelmed with their kindness. It could have been a rather unpleasant experience for us. Knowing that we were elderly, they could have taken full advantage of the situation. It is so wonderful to know that there are good young people out there.
I hope that at least one of these young people will see this letter and know how very grateful we are. This experience will be kept in our hearts and with our memories.
Chuck and Shirley Sachs