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I was in a gas station getting a soft drink when an older fellow walked in with a bucket of water. I noticed he had flight deck boots on and I mentioned I had a pair just like that while in the Navy. He acknowledged my comment and asked for help with his car. It turns out he had a pretty bad coolant leak and he did not have much resource in terms of money or immediate family in the area. I did not have much time but the poor guy was looking desperate and I felt for him so I offered to look at his car, upon further inspection it appeared the water pump was the culprit and it was leaking pretty bad. He told me he spent the night in his car and he was also diabetic and would require insulin. I went with him into the grocery to the ATM and gave him a little money and bought antifreeze along with some "Bars stop leak" to hopefully alleviate the leaking. We went back outside to pour the fluids in and the car did seem to not leak as bad. He drove it back to the gas station were I filled up his tank and he embarked on his three hour trip back home. He was very appreciative and seemed more hopeful. I think people would look at his appearance and turn away but if the shoe were on the other foot I would want someone to help me. People need a break once in a while and I don't know if he got home but he was in a predicament and I was glad I could help that poor soul out.

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