Posted by: Wit Zombie | 2005/11/22

Vir almal wat so bietjie "af" voel vandag

He almost didn't see the old lady, stranded on the side of the road,


even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he


up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still


when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped


help for the last hour or so .. was he going to hurt her? He didn't


safe; he looked poor and hungry.

He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold.


knew how she felt. It was that chill which only fear can put in you.

He said, "I'm here to help you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car


it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson."

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad

enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the


skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the


But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.

As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and


to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only


passing through. She couldn't thank him enough for coming to her aid.

Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she


him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already


all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped.


never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This


helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty who had given


a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it


occurred to him to act any other way.

He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time


saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the


they needed, and Bryan added, "And think of me."

He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold


depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing


the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to

grab a

bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of


trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old


pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over


brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. she had a sweet smile,


that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn't erase. The


noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never


the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how

someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she

remembered Bryan.

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill.


waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but


old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the

waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be.


she noticed something written on the napkin. There were tears in her


when she read what the lady wrote: "You don't owe me anything. I have


there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I'm helping you. If


really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain


love end with you."

Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.

Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to

serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when


got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the


and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much


and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going


be hard..

She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to


she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, "Everything's


be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson."

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Posted by: Jules | 2005/11/22

Dit was pragtig. Thanks WZ dat jy dit met ons gedeel het

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Posted by: Friend | 2005/11/22

Dankie, het dit ook vir 2 vriende gemail.

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Posted by: Sue 2 | 2005/11/22

So beautiful.... my tears are justified.

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