A couple of years ago, my husband had been jailed by mistake in Idaho, about 400 miles from our Oregon home. He had spent a month in the small jail before the judge finally corrected the mistake and released him. Problem being when he had been arrested wearing jeans and a light tee shirt, but when he was released the weather was considerably colder. It was early evening when my husband began walking towards the freeway, unsure how he would get home.
Just a few minutes had passed when a man stopped and offered him a ride. And after my husband told him about his predicament, this stranger went way out of his way to help. First he drove my husband to the bus station, and offered to buy him a ticket all the way home. Only to find out there wasn't another bus leaving for Oregon for another two days. And then, after letting my husband use his cell phone to call me, he took him to his home, where his wife and 7 lovely kids all got out of bed to greet him and feed him a wonderful meal. Than this man stayed up half the night simply conversing with my husband, both having too good of time to sleep. Eventually they did go off to bed while I drove all the way there to pick up my man! I arrived in their area early the next morning about sun up, but had a bit of trouble finding his place way out in the country. I had to call for directions and the nice man drove out to find me, and lead me out to his ranch home where my husband was waiting. again, the whole family got out of bed, made us a terrific breakfast, and offered to let us stay and rest before we left for home.
This man and his wonderful family, saved my husband from freezing to death along side the freeway, and then went far far out of their way to take him in and make him comfortable until I arrived. We do not know this mans name, or why he would do so much for a stranger hitchhiking alone in the dark. But we are forever grateful for his kindness, and will take the memory that we have to our graves.
Submitted by Anonymous
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