GRATITUDE: Roadside help from one West Seattleite to another, 60 miles from home – but who was that ‘angel of a human being’?

That’s what happened to Susan‘s car, 60 miles from home. The person who pulled over to help her happened to be practically a neighbor – but she doesn’t know his name, and asked if we’d help her find him. Here’s her story:

Driving home from Crystal Mountain on Sunday, my tire literally blew apart on Highway 410 outside of Greenwater. This angel of a human being (a fellow West Seattleite) stopped and helped me jack up and replace the blowout with the spare, in flip-flops and ski pants, with his 10-year-old waiting in their car. This was no easy feat, as the spare is wired in underneath the car, and apres-ski traffic was whipping by at 60 mph. After replacing the tire, he followed me to Highway 18 to make sure I was safe. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get your name, but your kindness is so greatly appreciated and I’d love to treat you and your daughter to a Menchies!

Thank you so very much.

If you’re the mystery helper, you can comment below, or email us and we’ll forward your contact info.

5 Replies to "GRATITUDE: Roadside help from one West Seattleite to another, 60 miles from home - but who was that 'angel of a human being'?"

  • trickycoolj May 3, 2022 (11:47 pm)

    I always figured if I had car trouble at the ski area I would look for the roof racks with Luna Park and Elliott Bay stickers and carpool home. Glad someone stopped, aside from Greenwater it’s a long stretch back to Enumclaw with not a lot of cell service!

  • Karen May 4, 2022 (6:21 am)

    BEST👌👌STORY in ages, restores some faith in our humanity and GOOG neighbor doctrine🙂👋👋. Hope you’re able to re- connect…….

  • sam-c May 4, 2022 (6:41 am)

    I love this story. Thanks for sharing.  Hope you can reconnect over some tasty treats.    

  • Another One May 4, 2022 (10:57 am)

    This reminds me of a woman named Susan who comforted my kids after they had a bike accident a few years ago. All I remember is she had a lot of earrings. Maybe it’s the same Susan, if so, thank you! 

  • CJ May 4, 2022 (9:34 pm)

    Thanks for sharing a much needed, heart warming story!  

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