When most people, myself included, see someone stranded on the side of the road, we normally drive past them without thinking twice to stop and help them. Apparently, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Andy Studebaker is not like the rest of us. According to the Indianapolis Star, Studebaker, who was running errands with his wife and daughter, stopped to help a stranded motorist.
“I usually don’t stop,” Studebaker said, “but he was a younger kid and looked like he needed help.”
The stopped motorist, Tyler Jones, had his car quit on him and the engine began to smoke before Studebaker stopped to help. Jones was also without his cell phone so he had no way to call for help.
“Sometimes you just know when somebody needs help,” Studebaker said. “Just sort of felt it in my gut.”
The Indianapolis Star details exactly how Studebaker helped Jones that day.
“He made arrangements for Jones’ car to get towed to a service station. When Jones’ car couldn’t be immediately repaired, Studebaker drove him home. Then Studebaker drove Jones around so he could finish the errands he was running when his car broke down.”
From there, Jones thanked Studebaker via his Facebook.
“I now know the meaning of true heroism in today’s world,” Jones wrote. “This man literally decided to give up most of his day and time to ensure that I could go about my own day with a few less problems on my plate.
“Even more amazing is that he was with his family and running errands of his own during his personal time when he decided to stop and help me get going and on my way. Thank you again Mr. Studebaker for all the time, effort, money, advice and kind service that you provided for me (on) that cold and dreary day.”
It definitely is nice to know that somewhere out there nice people still exist.