Dr. Bill Daily is a heart surgeon in St. Louis. And he was on his way to a surgery last Friday night when he hit a pothole and blew a tire.
He was driving his Mercedes, and it happened in East St. Louis.
But he pulled into a gas station, where a construction worker from East St. Louis named Mike Austin happened to be pouring a concrete wall.
Mike overheard him talking to someone about how his patient was already prepped for surgery, and he needed to get there fast. So without hesitating, MIKE offered to drive him. And he refused to take any money for it.
The surgery took about three hours and went well. After it was over, Bill went back to get his car in the middle of the night. And the owner of the gas station helped change his tire for free.
He says a few people at the hospital asked if he was scared when his car broke down in a “bad” part of town. But he said no, and that everyone he talked to just wanted to help. (Belleville News-Democrat)