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Old 06-12-2022, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Restoring my faith in humanity!

As if we didn't have enough crap on our plate, on the way back from Hallettsville today, I had a blowout on my cargo trailer, about 200 yards before the Navidad river bridge, just west of Sublime, on 90.

My aunt and uncle live about 5 miles to the south east of there. My cousin Chris, who is 3 years older than me is usually there on Sundays, taking care of cows.

I called him and told him that I had a spare, but no jack or lug wrench. He said he'd round them up and come help.

Not 1 minute later, a black Chevy Colorado comes flying in from the east, swerving across the lane and parking, faceing my truck. He got out, and said "I saw your tire back there so I turned around to make sure you're OK. I explained the situation. He said I have an impact, sockets, and a jack. You want help changing that tire?

I quickly called my cousin back and told him to head back; we had help on the scene.

Bradley, from East Bernard, got out his stuff and we went to work. Before I could even get the trailer jacked up, he had all the lugs off. Within 5 minutes, we were done and ready to go.

He said he was on his way to go fishing. I offered him some beer money, but he refused. We told him that we eat in East Bernard often, and the next time we went, that we would love for him to join us for dinner and drinks, on us.

There are good people left in this F-ed up world. I count my lucky stars that we met one today.

Bradley from East Benard, you are a God send!
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Old 06-12-2022, 08:57 PM   #2
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Good story! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-12-2022, 08:58 PM   #3
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Good man that Bradley. I carry my milwaukee impact and a full set of sockets along with a bottle jack. I have helped several people on 37south
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Old 06-12-2022, 09:01 PM   #4
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More good people than bad.
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Old 06-12-2022, 09:01 PM   #5
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Awesome.
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Old 06-12-2022, 09:02 PM   #6
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Good man that Bradley. I carry my milwaukee impact and a full set of sockets along with a bottle jack. I have helped several people on 37south
Same, it's kinda fun if you're ready for a flat.

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Old 06-12-2022, 10:01 PM   #7
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That's awesome

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Old 06-12-2022, 10:02 PM   #8
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Amen to that! Great to hear some positive
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Old 06-12-2022, 10:06 PM   #9
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I like ole Bradley.
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Old 06-12-2022, 10:23 PM   #10
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Good to hear a positive story. Think there are still some great people yet.
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Old 06-12-2022, 10:54 PM   #11
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Something positive. Thx for sharing
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Old 06-13-2022, 12:23 AM   #12
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More good people than bad.
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I like ole Bradley.
Bradley is good people!
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:52 AM   #13
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World is full of people like Bradley. We don't testify about it enough. Glad you got his help and thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:05 AM   #14
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Great story and thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:09 AM   #15
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World would be a better place if everyone took 5 minutes. Good story Kevin
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:16 AM   #16
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Great to hear these type of stories. I agree with other comments on this thread there are more good people than bad.
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:53 AM   #17
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a slimmer of hope out there
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Old 06-13-2022, 09:53 AM   #18
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Still way more good than bad in this world, we just don’t focus enough.
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Old 06-13-2022, 09:59 AM   #19
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Good is out there! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-13-2022, 10:08 AM   #20
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Good stuff! It's nice to hear when we're bombarded with crazy amounts of negativity all the time.
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Old 06-13-2022, 10:18 AM   #21
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good job Bradley and thanks for a positive story OP!
as i got older i started carrying

a cordless impact with sockets
floor jack
2x6 to put jack on
4 way lug wrench

way easier on an old guy lol
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Old 06-13-2022, 12:52 PM   #22
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good job Bradley and thanks for a positive story OP!
as i got older i started carrying

a cordless impact with sockets
floor jack
2x6 to put jack on
4 way lug wrench

way easier on an old guy lol
Me too. Thank you Lord for cordless impact wrenches.
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Old 06-13-2022, 02:31 PM   #23
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good job Bradley and thanks for a positive story OP!
as i got older i started carrying

a cordless impact with sockets
floor jack
2x6 to put jack on
4 way lug wrench

way easier on an old guy lol
Tina said this is what Konnor's getting me for father's day!
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Old 06-13-2022, 10:14 PM   #24
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Something similar happened to me---had 2 yds of dirt in my trailer and tire blew. Took a bit to get it off as my jack wouldn't raise it high enough. Got back with the new tire and was in the process of scraping out a hole in the parking lot so I could get the new one on. Next thing I know is Jake (our church tree trimmer) is saying "Looks like you can use a bit of help" and then "Tommy, go get the floor jack out of the trailer." they wouldn't even let me do a thing.
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Old 06-14-2022, 01:20 AM   #25
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Same, it's kinda fun if you're ready for a flat.

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Old 06-14-2022, 01:26 AM   #26
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He’s a good dude! Them good ole boys are few and far between!
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Old 06-14-2022, 11:44 AM   #27
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Great to hear. Words of thanks sent up for Bradley and people like him.
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Old 06-14-2022, 12:32 PM   #28
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Just out of curiosity, how would you have felt if it were a woman who stopped to help? I always want to help out because I always have tools to fix it myself. But I rarely do unless I hear the Holy Spirit tell me to.
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Old 06-14-2022, 01:43 PM   #29
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Just out of curiosity, how would you have felt if it were a woman who stopped to help? I always want to help out because I always have tools to fix it myself. But I rarely do unless I hear the Holy Spirit tell me to.
It wouldn't have bothered me a bit. I bet there are some women that can change a tire faster than some of the men I know.
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