Christmas “angel” lends a helping hand

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By Ray Lewis
I was driving about one mile east of Superior on Friday, December 21st, just before it turned dark. As I was climbing the hill, the transmission in my vehicle went completely out. I was pulling a trailer at the time. As the vehicle came to a stop I attempted to try different gears but nothing worked. As I tried to gain traction the trailer jack-knived, blocking the highway. I was concerned that I could be the cause of an accident. As I sat in the vehicle wondering about what to do next, a vehicle stopped and offered to help me out of this potentially dangerous position.
This good Samaritan told me to stay in my vehicle and that he would attach a tow rope and pull me to a safe place further up the road. This he accomplished in short order.
When I got out of my vehicle I asked him his name. He said it was Angel. I said he was my guardian “Angel”. He offer to take me to get help. He stayed with me until he was sure that I had help coming. He said that he lived in Superior and that he works in the refinery at the mine in Miami. I offered to pay him but he refused to accept any money. He gave me a bottle of water when he left saying that I may need it. He said he was driving down hill headed for home when he saw me and immediately turn around when he saw me in trouble. He said he was returning from Globe where he went to help a friend.
I feel bad that I don’t know his last name but I think “Angel” is an appropriate name for someone who demonstrates what Christmas Spirit is all about. Thank you Angel!
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