Unsung Heroes #129

At 5:45 p.m. a few days before Christmas — with everyone rushing home or finishing errands — a Westport woman’s Volvo SUV broke down in the middle of Canal Street. It blocked traffic. She could not even put it in neutral.

But instead of getting mad, many Westporters helped.

One was a mechanic. Another was a woman, who parked on the side and showed “incredible kindness.”

The Westport Police were “amazing — as always.” she says. One officer even drove her home.

These seem like such little gestures. To her — stressed out and worried — they were huge.

“Thank you to all the kind-hearted people who stopped,” she says.

“Your smiles, kind words and willingness to help a stranger brightened a very cold night.”

4 responses to “Unsung Heroes #129

  1. Beautiful teamwork & true spirit of the season!
    Thanks for sharing this story!

  2. Dave Feliciano

    Westportians are extremely helpful and modest in helping people with car issues on the road. It is that very modesty in helping people that contributes to Westport being a grand place to live. I have been the recipient of that aid after a bicycle crash, self inflicted, and everyone was marvelous. They took me home along w my bicycle.
    We may parking deficient, and unaware of what turn signals are for, but folks in town are gracious and helpful in times of need.

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  4. Sara J Palmer

    So glad to hear it!