A distressed mom was having car trouble when a petrol attendant offered his own vehicle to help her get to her kids.
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (17 January 2021) – It is very rare to hear a story in South Africa where a person willingly gives their car to a random stranger, to help them in a troubling situation… but I think we could all use more of this kindness!
Laine Herman was having car trouble while on her way to fetch her kids from school when Clement – a petrol attendant at a Total Garage in Ramsgate – gave his own car to help the distressed mom out in her moment of trouble.
Herman took to Facebook to share the story, in the hope that it would inspire others. Read it below:
“Today, the ‘low oil’ light appeared on my way to fetch my kids from school. The car was losing power, so I decided to go to the nearest garage (Total Garage in Ramsgate). Once the oil was replaced, I was unable to move the car because the gears weren’t catching. I explained to the attendants that we were new to the area with no one to assist me with fetching my kids, which had to be done immediately.
This amazing petrol attendant, Clement, without any thought, asked me if I could drive a manual. Before I knew it, he parked his car next to me with the keys in the ignition and continued work as normal.
I managed to fetch my kids on time. I’m so thankful he trusted me with his prized possession without knowing my name or driving abilities.
When I returned, he allowed me to drop my kids off at home, and for my husband to return with his car.
Clement organized a tow truck and someone to fix the car. He was truly my knight in shining armour! I pray God will bless him beyond measure.”
If you ever drive past the Total Garage in Ramsgate, stop by to just say hi and thank you to Clement for being such a kind South Africans.
** Laine Herman did not get Clement’s full name but we have reached out and will update when the article when we receive it.