I WOULD like to give credit to three Toodyay residents who helped me last month when I was in a difficult situation.
I was proceeding to town on my gopher to do some Saturday shopping when I had a puncture on Julimar/Harper Road.
I stopped, wondering what to do because I had no mobile phone and was unable to walk home.Read more
Within a minute a guy stopped and asked if I was in trouble.
After a short discussion, he agreed to run me home so I could contact someone.
I think his name was Brett but it could have been Brad.
He then offered to go back into town to see if he could find someone who could get my gopher or repair the puncture.
I said he had done enough, thanks.
So he left to go home, or so I thought, and I started to phone contacts who might help me.
After several ‘no’ results, someone asked whether I had tried Toodyay Tyre Service.
I rang and Chris said he could attend to the problem as soon as possible, so I went outside to wait for him.
After waiting 15 to 30 minutes, I was surprised to see Brett/Brad return, followed closely by a white utility towing a trailer with my gopher on board – he had returned to town to find someone to collect it.
Neither knew each other but Samaritan No. 2 readily agreed, saying he had helped gopher users before and had ramps.
The two of them off-loaded my gopher.
I had not met either of them before, and I still do not know the second chap’s name.
Having done their bit, they then left.
Shortly after, Chris from Toodyay Tyre Service arrived, quickly made the necessary repairs and had me mobile again.
When I asked how much I owed, Chris said “It’s on the house”.
It is nice to know there are still good people around who will do more than what is expected.
A very big thank you guys – I wish I knew your names.