Man Drove A Stranger And His Wife 400 Miles Out Of The Way So They Could Meet Their Dying Mother

Man Drove A Stranger And His Wife 400 Miles Out Of The Way So They Could Meet Their Dying Mother

Dean Moore saw them by the side of the road and his conscience did not allow him to leave them there and drive away!

A small act of kindness can actually go a long way with someone, and that's exactly what Dean Moore did. According to BBC, Sharleen, 58, and Ron, 77, Gillies were driving from Edinburgh to Cambridge to visit Sharleen's terminally ill mother, but on their way, the two of them met with a minor accident and had no way to complete their trip. They were stranded and had no clue what to do. At the time of the accident, the couple were halfway through their journey and were near the town of Stockton-on-Tees. They would at least take three hours to get to the nearest train station and they did not have that kind of time on them, because it was important they make it to Sharleen's mom by then. They had no idea what to do and were hoping for a miracle. 


The miracle came to them in the form of Dean Moore, who saw the distraught couple on the side of the road and immediately knew he had to help them. With no questions asked, the 40-year-old offered to help them reach their destination."I just can't put into words what that lad did for us. This happened on a Sunday and she died the next day, she died on Monday. If it hadn't been for Dean there's a fair chance we would have not got there in time," Ron told The Gazette.


"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. Ron added his wife's mom was unconscious when they arrived, but at least Sharleen got the chance to talk to her and hold her hand before she passed away the next morning. Ron explained how they got into Dean's car after he pulled up and offered them a ride. With their chances of finding another mode of transport in such a short time looking bleak, they decided to take him up on the offer. 


"Dean said I will drive you," Ron said. "I said you are talking about a round trip of 400 miles. He said no, I will take you, I don't know how many people would have offered such friendship." Dean, a dad-of-one, said he could not possibly drive past them when he saw the pair were in trouble. He tried to help them with their damaged wheel and got into their car just to make sure they were doing okay and were uninjured. 


"I got in the car to make sure they were alright," he said. That was when he heard the insurance company was being "quite robotic" about the whole situation, he'd had enough of it, and decided to help the poor couple by taking them on the long trek south. He said: "They seemed to be in a bit of shock and were on the phone to the insurance company, but it didn't seem to be taking account of their special circumstances.


"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 the mam," he said. "So I said, 'the car is just a bit of metal, the important thing is for you to see your mam'. I drove them down, it took about four hours, got there before midnight, popped in for a wee then turned around and came straight back. I was knackered at work the next day."


Ron called Dean up the next day, just to thank him for his selfless act, but he claims he's done what anyone else would have. "They were stuck in a bad situation, I just made it a little better. I don't deserve such a fuss being made, I just want to drift off into the background. But I obviously left a good impression of the area and I'm glad about that. I was just trying to be a decent human because so many people drove past. I was happier 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," Dean claims. 


If you're a believer of what goes around comes around, then what's stopping you from being nice to people. Say something nice to a colleague you've never spoken to, tell them to have a good day, make sure you smile when you see people, have faith in yourself and don't stop being kind and generous to others. It will go a long way when you're the one in need of help at some point in your life. 


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