THUNDER BAY -READERS – Yesterday i had to go out in that mess of a storm to get home to feed my kitties after spending 2 nights away from home. At about 1:00pm I went outside and walked to the bus stop, a walk that normally would take me 5 minutes, took me about 15 minutes because the snow was up to my knees and I couldn’t see the nose on my face cause visibility was sooo awful.
I actually almost got hit by a garbage truck but I ended up making it to my bus stop. As I was standing there waiting for the bus I had an awful feeling that no bus would be coming seeing that only about 2 cars and a garbage truck had gone by the entire time of me being outside.
And I was right, a city sander truck drove by and the driver told me he thinks the buses are all pulled off the roads now, and my heart sunk and I wasn’t sure how I would get home to feed my kitty cats. So I stood there and waited cause I just wasn’t sure what else to do at that point .
About 5 minutes later another city worker came by and told me a bus should be here in 2 minutes and if it isn’t he will give me a ride home. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.. was this stranger really reaching out a helping hand?
Then a bus showed up but it was the Hudson (I needed the Mainline to get to Current River) so I asked the Hudson bus driver if the Mainline would be coming by and he said nope all the buses have been pulled and with a bus full of people. he offered to take me where I needed to go but I told him that the lovely city worker offered to give me a ride cause the bus wasn’t going anywhere near my home and still had a bunch of people aboard.
So then the bus driver double-checked with the amazingly nice city worker that he would for sure get me where to needed to go and then I hooped in the truck and the nice man gave me a ride home.
I told him how much it meant to me that he went out of his way to give me a ride and he told me that the sander city worker I seen earlier sent out a message on the radio that there was a young girl that he was worried about waiting for the bus and if there was anyone out there that could come get me.
So the whole ride I was saying how thankful I was and how amazing he was for doing this and caring so greatly and then we turned onto my street and 2 cars were stuck in the middle of the road blocking the road.
He wasnt sure if he was going to be able to make it through, so I told him I could see my house from there and I could get out and walk the rest of the way.
But he was so adamant on driving me to my door to ensure I got home safely and that is exactly what he did.
I just wanted to send out thanks to these amazing city workers that went above and beyond for me I will never be able to express how much it meant to me.
That kind act revived in me faith that there are people out there that will go out of their way to help you. We truly live in an amazing city!