Even if people around the world have different cultures, there still seems to have a resemblance to it. Parents, especially mommies, tend to remind their kids not to talk to strangers. Growing up, we are all reserved as to who are the people to render our trusts to. We learned not to let just anyone in especially if we are alone. Until we get older, we take that advice to heart. But this particular story was nothing near that all-nation culture.
Tegan Langley was in a certain McDonald’s parking lot while waiting for her appointment. While waiting, a strange man approached her car and unexpectedly knocked her car window. He was a tall man as to how Tegan described him to be. It sure surprised her seeing a stranger knocking from outside her car window. But the next thing that happened from then was beyond unexpected! That particular scenario was not like any thriller movie wherein the ones who knock will attack the person inside.
“…a gentleman who I later found out was named Tony approached my car window. He asked if I knew about the state of my tyres. I explained that I knew I needed new ones but at the moment simply couldn’t afford it.”
Apparently, the daddy of two, Tony was worried about her car’s bald tires. And Tegan took the risk and went out to have a conversation with him. After a while, Tony convinced the then confused woman to follow him across the road to the Bridgestone tire shop in Pimpama, Queensland to see what are the possible things to be done to her car’s tires.
“This complete stranger, Tony explained he couldn’t live with himself if he walked away from the situation knowing they were about to blow at anytime. Tony didn’t expect anything in return but asked me that one day when I’m in the position where I’m able to help someone I pay it forward.”
The strange man treated her like she was his daughter. He made sure that she would be safe. And he did not ask for anything in return. Tegan was surprised as to how good people still may be. Tony restored Tegan’s faith in humanity. And not only that, he was able to inspire other people to help and at least make a change in other person’s life.
“$535 dollars, a lot of tears on my behalf, a few hugs, three brand new tyres, a wheel alignment later and the offer to fuel up my car he left. No last name, no contact number, Just Tony the gentle giant with his two beautiful sons teaching them a life lesson.”