A student who accidentally left his car’s headlights on all day found a friendly note left by a stranger and a battery charger when he returned to it.
Derek Murray, a University of Alberta law student, found an extension cord and a battery charger left by the stranger to help bring his dead Acura back to life. Now that his touching tale has gone viral, Murray says:
It just shows you how such a pure act of kindness from one person can just spread through everyone and help make everyone’s day a little brighter.
1. A friendly stranger left this unbelievably friendly note to Alberta law student Derek Murray in order to help him get his car started after he left the headlights on all day.
When he first approached his car, Murray assumed that the note was from an angry fellow driver, he told The National Post. He said:
When I first saw the note, I was expecting it to be an angry letter from someone telling me not to park there.
Instead, I got someone just totally brightening my day. My day could have been ruined but, because of this guy, it was the highlight of my day.
The note reads, in part:
noticed you left your lights on. The battery will probably not have enough charge to start your vehicle.
I left a blue extension cord on the fence and a battery charger beside the fence in the cardboard box. If you know how to hook it up, use it to start your car.
A detailed explanation of how to use the equipment followed.
2. Derek snapped a photo of the note to post on Facebook and it has since gone viral. “It just shows you how such a pure act of kindness from one person can just spread through everyone and help make everyoneΓÇÖs day a little brighter”, he said.
Derek told the National Post:
Sure enough, I looked over at the house my car was parked beside, and there was a blue extension cord plugged into an outlet behind the guy’s house with a battery charger right there beside it.
Derek was able to start his car, but when he rang the Good Samaritan’s doorbell, he got no answer.
So Derek left a thank you note for the kind gesture.
He later took a picture of the stranger’s friendly note to post on Facebook, where it has now gone viral.
The heartwarming note has been viewed millions of times and has been retweeted by many, including Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson.
Source: The National Post.
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