Good Samaritan

I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have someone go out of their way to help you. Someone who drops everything to assist when they know you’re in a bind. The most surprising part is that this person has been in my life for less than a month.  I’m not sure how many people I have in my life who would’ve done the same. His selfless attitude and warm heart prove he’s a good guy and friend. Luke 10:33 talks about the Good Samaritan. I know my friend would go out of his way to help a complete stranger.

We live an hour apart. Yesterday, my car battery died when I was leaving for my morning class. This stressed me out because I wasn’t sure what to do, so I walked to class. When I mentioned this in a text to him, he said he’d drive to Topeka after work to help me. He picked me up from campus at 8 p.m. so I wouldn’t have to walk home in the dark, and drove me to buy a new battery. Then he installed the new battery with the light of a single flashlight.


This guy took time out of his own day to drive an hour to resolve a problem for someone he’s known for less than three weeks. This was a truly beautiful, selfless act that I greatly appreciated. I’m blessed to call him my friend. When I told this story to others, they all said, “Amy, I hope you appreciate him and keep him around.” 


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