Random acts of kindness can make all the difference in a stranger’s life. That’s exactly what one North Carolina woman found to be true when she found herself stranded on the side of the road. A very kind stranger provided her with all the help she needed, simply out of the kindness of his heart.
A North Carolina woman’s Facebook post about the kind stranger who helped her with car trouble has gone viral.
Erica Usinger was driving on I-85 when her tire blew out and she pulled over to the side of the road.
“I didn’t really expect for anyone to pull over,” she told WBTV. “Because I’ve been broken down a lot in my life, and no one’s ever pulled over before.”
But, much to Usinger’s surprise, a man name Teewon Vaye did pull over.
And he helped Usinger for over an hour until she was able to safely drive away.
Usinger shared the story of Vaye’s act of kindness in a Facebook post, which has been shared over 35,000 times.
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Usinger explained in her post that Vaye first tried to help Usinger replace her tire, but her spare tire was also flat. He then waited with Usinger for 40 minutes until her mom arrived with another spare tire. Unfortunately, that one was flat as well. But that didn’t stop Vaye from continuing to provide help.
Vaye led Usinger and her mother to the nearest gas station so they could fill their tires and safely get back on the road.
Usinger said in her post that she and her mother offered to buy Vaye dinner, but he wouldn’t allow it and “just asked if the opportunity arose to pay it forward and do something kind for someone else in need.”
Usinger was still determined to make it known how much Vaye’s act of kindness meant to her, so she located him and posted about him on Facebook.
She wrote, “Feel free to continue to share and spread kindness. Pay it forward. This world can be so ugly. We could all learn from someone like him.”
The post has received a lot of positive feedback on Facebook, with people supporting the message to spread kindness.
Vaye sent Usinger a video message back, thanking her for her post but saying that he never expected it. In the video, he said, “I feel like if we can help a person in the smallest way possible, we all can make a difference in this world.”