I was driving on Quivira recently when I heard and felt a loud bang. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw a rock fly to the side of the road. Then I heard a loud roar so I stopped at the light at 77th Street. I got out of my van and discovered I had a flat tire. I parked in the strip mall in front of a Laundromat.
I am 65 years old and learned how to change a tire when I was 16, but vehicles are different now.
There was a man sitting on a bench in front of me named Jose. He offered to put my doughnut tire on for me. A man named Ken who worked at the Laundromat helped Jose. I was nervous because Ken said he was not supposed to be exerting himself.
Then Ken gave me $20 to give to Jose because I had only a few dollars with me. Ken wouldn’t take any money for his heroic efforts. I am overwhelmed with gratefulness to these two men who helped me. I was just a stranger in trouble.
Thank you, Ken and Jose. You are an example of wonderful people.