Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Icy Day, Warm Strangers


--by Crayola64, posted May 16, 2017
I was living alone in an apartment and knew no one else living there. It was winter and we had a heavy ice storm--2 to 3 inches of solid ice covered everything. I was on my way to work, when I slipped, bending my left ankle from my toes to the back of my calf. Of course, it was broken, but the funny part of this is that my dress flew up over my head!

So there I was, sitting on the ice, my ankle broken, my dress up over my face, my butt slowly freezing to numbness, and in horrible pain. Just then two young men I didn't know came along, saw me there crying, and rushed right over to me. They were strapping young fellas and picked up this plus-sized lady like I was a feather and brought me back into my apartment.

I was going into shock by then, and they called 911 and waited with me, one holding my hand and speaking slowly and gently to me that they would stay until the EMT's came. I never even got those guys names, and I never saw them again, but I will never forget how kind--and how strong, yet gentle--they were. I thank God for them every day!
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Readers Comments

RoseMarie wrote: Thank you for sharing, definitely heaven sent x 💓
Amita wrote: It is heartening to read your story. My belief in the goodness of people has been renewed today! Thanks for sharing.
mindyjourney wrote: They were you angels!! thank you for sharing your story with us and for remembering them in your prayers every day :)))
Mish wrote: Wow, that was something!!! They were definitely heaven sent.
leoladyc728 wrote: they were your angels coming to rescue you
autumnsky38 wrote: So glad that you are okay and that those guys helped!

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