Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A False Alarm At The Bus Stop

--by purplefrenzy, posted Jun 9, 2007

I was driving home in the early hours of the morning after spending an evening quite a distance from home.  Being a lone female, I felt very consious in the car and had locked all the doors.

After driving for about an hour, I passed a public house with a bus stop right in front of it and lying on the floor, in a crumpled heap, was a man.  I smiled to myself and thought he must be drunk.

I had another 40 mins of so before I would be home, but I kept thinking of this man lying there, trying to convince myself that he would be ok.  But I kept thinking that if he's injured, I would never be able to forgive myself.  So I turned the car around and got back to the public house -- he was still there -- call the emergency services from the phone box opposite the bus-stand and explained what was going on.  They dutifully said they would send an ambulance but under no circumstances should I go over "just in case".  So I just locked myself back in the car and waited, and within a few mins an ambulance turned up. 

It turns out that the man was drunk and he had passed out!!  I was very embarassed, but the paramedics ensured me I had done the right thing.  He was so grateful that someone had taken the time to make sure he was ok, and to this day I know I did the right thing.


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Aurelia wrote: You were his angel that night. You never know what could have happened to him if you left him there til he sobered up. The ambulance made sure he was ok because of you. Good job. ~Aurelia
afriendlysmile wrote: Hi purplefrenzey

That was a really brave thing you did.
You were a real good samaritan.

Lots of smiles.

Afriendlysmile :)
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: That was very nice of you to take the time to care. You never know!
brighteyes wrote: I agree with afriendlysmile that your act of kindness took courage and you are truly a good samaritan...if something happened to me I would want someone to do exactly what you did because like you said that person may have been hurt.

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