Ron and Sharleen Gillies were driving from their Edinburgh home to Cambridge to visit Sharleen’s mother who was in hospital in her final hours. They were going to see her one last time to say goodbye. That is when they had an unfortunate minor accident on the A19 near Stockton-on-Tees. The collision wasn’t serious and no one was injured but it did leave them stranded without a vehicle and the nearest ride that would be able to take them to a train station was 3-hours away. They were worried they wouldn’t make it in time when someone stepped in to help.
His name is Dean Moore and when he saw them by the side of the road and, heard Mrs Gillies’ mother was in her final hours, he decided he was going to drive them to Cambridge in time to say goodbye. This is despite that being a 400 mile round trip which wouldn’t be cheap on fuel. He said: “I just did what anyone else would have done.” So he drove them the 200 miles to Cambridge and then turned right around and drove the 200 miles back home while refusing all offers of payment.
This is a truly kind and loving act that deserves recognition and so you can read about it in your Good News Story of the Day here.
Story and Image from the BBC.