I’d like to publicly thank Paul from ACT Towing for his Good Deed a few weeks ago.I had my newborn and three-year-old in the car, driving home from dropping Dad off at the ATO. It was a rainy day when we got up, and we drop him off so he doesn’t need to ride his motorbike in the rain on the oil slick roads. We were on the way home when Jett, our littlest family member, lost it and needed a feed. So we pulled over on the side of the road on Barton Highway and I gave him a breastfeed, calming him quick smart.
However, when we all got back into our seats, the car wouldn’t start! “Grrr, grrr, grr” was all it said. Where was my phone? Where was my purse? On the fridge at home – we’d rushed out the door in a hurry, I thought “Pfft, I’ll be right this once!” (Sigh).So, Maven crying piteously that it was his fault for not getting back into his seat, we waiting for a passing motorist to check on us and see if we were right.An hour later, we were still waiting. Plenty of cars going by, all having a look, but that was all. I was a bit surprised no-one slowed to say “Are you right?” out their window, especially as Maven kept saying “Are we stuck here all day?”
Finally, there I am standing beside the car with the bonnet up, Jett in a sling and Maven standing nearby as we watched the cars go by, Paul pulls up and says “Do you need a hand?””Yes!!”He hoisted up the car, helped us into the cabin, drove us to Mitchell to Nicks Quality AutoElectrics, who fitted a new battery while we waited in the cabin of the truck out of the cold. He didn’t charge us a cent, just wanted to help out a mum with little kids, as he had a little one at home too. It was so lovely a gesture.Thankyou Paul, we’ve seen you in your truck since and waved, Maven still talks about “Paul who helped save us” (LOL) and waves when we see your truck too.
So, the next time you get stuck on the side of the road, give a call to Paul at ACT Towing: Ph: 0438 651 360 Thanks also to Nicks’ Quality Auto Electrics, (0402 287 813) who fitted a new battery, and only took our rego as ‘payment’ until I came back that afternoon with Chris, phone and purse to pay for our new battery! Charndra, Maven and Jett,Amaroo.