A messy collision with a septic pump truck could’ve been fatal for two workmen, who were hit on their way to a job on July 17, 2018. Luckily, the truck hit their trailer, and not their vehicle. What was looking like a “terrible day” took an encouraging turn, however, when the two asphalt sealers were paid a visit by a considerate young girl and her two pooches.
Fred Crooks and co-worker Isaac Mantley are lucky to be alive and uninjured after the scary accident that occurred in Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada. The two guys had to remain where they were for the next four hours as everything got sorted out.
It was a hot day, and despite the obvious wreckage, many “people drove past the accident,” wrote Fred’s daughter, Chelsea, on Facebook.
But one girl did stop, and she made an amazingly positive impression on the two guys “with her generosity and how caring a young soul could be.”
“This little girl was the highlight of my day,” said Crooks, as reported by CBC. “She didn’t know me from the bogeyman or the man on the moon.”
Nonetheless, being strangers did not worry the girl, for she was only concerned for their welfare. She kept returning to check up on them and asked if they needed her to fetch them anything.
“When she came down the second time this little girl was walking so lightly because she had a glass of cold water and you could tell she was trying hard not to spill it,” said Crooks. “She brought down some treats, too, and she turned a bad day into a good day. She was so kind and thoughtful.”
Chelsea, who helped her father get the word out of the incident, hoped her post would reach the girl’s parents so she and her father could thank her.
“Her act of kindness was worth more than anything,” wrote Chelsea.
And sure enough, Chelsea’s post soon reached the girl’s mother.
“Yes !!! I’m very proud… thank you for your very very kind words.. I had to pull over my car to read it before I start work … so glad they’re both ok,” she wrote in response to Chelsea’s Facebook post.
The sweet girl was identified as 11-year-old Robin McElroy.
“I think that any person who comes across a situation like that should do that. I think they should always try to be the kindest person they can be.”
Looking out for others, and following through with considerate actions—that’s the mark of an upstanding individual.
Watch young Robin interviewed below: