Stories of Kindness from Around the World

An Unforgettable Accident

--by Regent, posted Feb 20, 2007
In 1974. I was 19 and had come to Toronto to find work. My first evening, my friend and I were driving in the rain in the Dundas St. W and Bloor area. My car, a 1969 green Malibu, slid off a streetcar rail, into another car.

I caused substantial damage to my car and the other car, which was newer than my own. In the 70s, we could buy $25 insurance coverage called FINE, that allowed us to drive without insurance. I had no insurance, only this FINE.

The Judge told me to make arrangements to pay this man's damages. It was a large sum of money which I did not have. The man bought me a coffee, asking about my financial situation, told me to drive safely and wished me luck. He told me that he had once been young and waived all costs for his car. God puts the right people in out path, to teach US kindness to others.

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