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Young Hitch Hikers
By Teresa Smeigh 2019
Traveling at night was mom’s idea to avoid all the traffic on our way across the country to California. She constantly hushed us as she couldn’t concentrate when we did drive during the day. She found driving at night with all of us asleep made it hard for her to stay awake.
We were driving this one night, and it was pitch black out. The car sputtered and quit. We sat, hoping for someone to drive by and stop.
Suddenly the moon came from behind the clouds and lit up the area, and then we noticed the gas sign up on the hill light up. The electricity must have been out. It was too far for my mom to walk, dragging two little kids along with her just to get gas.
Just then some lights came up behind us. The car slowed, and it was a woman alone. She asked if we were ok and mom explained the situation. Since we were just two little kids and a woman alone she took a chance and gave us a ride to the gas station, which there turned out to be one much closer than that sign. We got our gas, and she brought us back. She waited to see if we got the car started and then thanking her profusely she went on her way.
Not all strangers ignore people in need.
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