Finding roadside kindness

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The definition of “Samaritan” from the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 is “a person who is generous in helping those in distress.”
It’s encouraging to know that in today’s rushed, self-absorbed world, there are still people who will help a stranger in need.
We met two such people the night of July 29. After an encounter with a deer on Highway 21 south of Sparta, N.C., we found ourselves on the side of the road, with parts and the deer in the highway.
Several cars passed by, one slowing down to yell out the window, “parts of your car are in the road,” and then sped away.
Minutes later, two people on a motorcycle pulled over, stopped and proceeded to help us get our car drivable and remove the deer out of the highway.
They said they were from Galax and we were very happy to meet them and so thankful they stopped.
In the few minutes we spent together it seemed as if we were neighbors, and we’re sorry to say that we didn’t get their names.
Sunday morning we added extra to our church offering, as promised. We were truly blessed to have met them, the Samaritans from Galax.
Barry and Linda Davis
Henderson, N.C.