A GOOD Samaritan who stopped to help a car crash couple went on a 400-mile round trip so they could see the woman’s dying mum.
Ron Gillies, 70, and wife Sharleen, 58, had a prang near Stockton, Co Durham, while driving from Edinburgh to Cambridge.
They were told a breakdown service was three hours away and would take them only to a rail station. Then Dean Moore, 40, pulled over.
Grateful Ron said: “He said, ‘I will drive you.’ I asked him, ‘You know you are talking about a round trip of 400 miles?’ He said, ‘I will take you.’
“I don’t know how many people would have offered such friendship.”
Ron said Sharleen’s mum died the next day.
He added: “If it hadn’t been for Dean there’s a fair chance we wouldn’t have got there in time.”
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Dad-of-one Dean even refused petrol money for his 7½-hour drive to Cambridge and back.
The car plant worker, of Middlesbrough, said: “I was just happy they got to see their mam. I did what any decent human would have done.”
Ron and Sharleen later hired a car to get home.
“People get awards for various things and they are just doing their job, whereas this lad, it wasn’t his job, he didn’t know us from Adam.
“He said: ‘I will drive you.’ I asked him ‘You know you are talking about a round trip of 400 miles?’
“He said: ‘I will take you.’ I really don’t know how many people would have offered such friendship.”
I really don’t know how many people would have offered such friendship
Dad-of-one Dean, a car plant worker, of Middlesbrough, said he couldn’t drive away when he saw the pair were in trouble.
He added: “In my head the only thing that needed to be sorted was for them to get from Teesside to Cambridge.
“It’s the last time they would see their mam.
“I was just trying to be a decent human because so many people drove past.
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“I was just happy that they got to see their mam.
“By being kind and giving people your time you can make a bad situation nice by being helpful.
“I did what any decent human would have done in that situation.”
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