The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

February 22, 2014

Kudos: Thank you to Oklahomans who helped son during bad weather on Feb. 2

ENID, Okla. — Kudos: Thank you to Oklahomans who helped son during bad weather on Feb. 2

On Feb. 2, our son was traveling from Dallas to Oklahoma City, where he is a student. He was on I-35 North.

The weather was deteriorating and he called us, and told us many cars were going off the interstate. His car began to slide, and he ended up stuck on the right shoulder. We were in West Virginia driving back to our home in Kentucky.

We tried not to panic. However, we were hundreds of miles away and our son was on the shoulder of an icy road with 18-wheelers buzzing by and other cars going out of control.

A 29-year-old man, his 28-year-old wife and their dog, Buddy, stopped on this icy afternoon to help a complete stranger.

The man helped to push our son’s car further off the shoulder and then offered him a ride to Oklahoma City. Our son hopped in their car and learned first-hand the true lesson of a Good Samaritan.

Our son was near mile marker 62 north of Ardmore, and then began to talk and learn about the people who had picked him up. They were on their way back to Enid after visiting with the man’s father in Ardmore for the weekend. Their dog Buddy, who probably sensed our son was totally stressed, curled up on his lap and went to sleep.

These kind people insisted on dropping him off at his house. They did not give him their address and wanted nothing in return for their kindness. The man just told our son to help someone else when he saw the need.

What fine citizens the state of Oklahoma has!

We are hoping that those who helped our son will see this and know how very grateful we are that you helped him in a very bad situation. You all have made us more aware how important it is to help others in this sometimes crazy world we live in. May God bless you.

Scott and Kitty Zoppoth

Louisville, Ky.

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