Would you accept help from a stranger?

Malta
January 16, 2009 1:04pm CST
I began to think about this after having listened to my friend's story that happened some time ago. By accident he had locked up his car keys in the car, and obviously was confused about how he was going back home because all his belongings (mobile, wallet, etc..) were still in the locked up in the car. Luckily enough, there was a passer-by who saw him worrying and asked him what's going on. He told her all the story, and this helpful lady offered him her car to be able to drive home and get his spare keys. At frist, he stood still not believing his ears, but ended up accepting her deal. In fact, he had gone safely home, and retured the borrowed car to the owner. If I were in his shoes, I still don't know how would I react. You don't hear of such kind persons out there very often, and this made me suspicious about it too. What would you do if you were in this situation?
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6 responses
@ronnyb (6119)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 09
Wow this is an incredible story .I would have been wary though of taking her car as there are many things that could have gone wrong .I am thinking what if this was a stolen car or what if she wanted to set you up by calling the police and reporting the car stolen. It all depends on the situation though and how I percieve her because there aer times when you meet persons and you immediately feel a connection meaning you feel you can trust them.If i got that feeling about her then I would trust her but if I didnt then I wouldnt go along with it. Glad things turned out well for him though
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• Malta
19 Jan 09
I think I would also follow my gut feeling. But have you ever got that feeling wrong?
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 09
If I am in trouble or in some kind of difficulty I would be grateful with whatever help I could get. In a situation like this a certain amount of trust should be given to a stranger who offers some help. I know that there are people out there who like to take advantage over other people's sufferings, but I do not think everyone is like that. In a situation mentioned by you I would not feel shocked because there are still many strangers willing to give a helping hand. I would be grateful to the person. all the best, rosdimy
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• Malta
19 Jan 09
Thanks for your response.
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@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I would be stunned of such an offer. Its nice that someone is willing to put such a risk on something like that. I am glad though he got some help. I don't know though if i could trust someone that good. I have roadside assistance for stuff like that. Of course i did need assistance once about a year ago. I ran over a nail on my way home and the tire went out just as fast as possible. I barely made it to the gas station. I homeless guy was carrying his bag of belongings came over and offered help. He changed it to the donut tire. I gave him a little bit of money when he was done to show my appreciation.
• Malta
16 Jan 09
I'm glad that you too have found help at the right time.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
I would accept help from strangers. I live in a small community where I have offered and accepted help from people I did not know. I have seen very honest people here do things that are so kind and people being so trusting that I get shocked. I have to say I am lucky to be in a community that is like that. If I was in a different area I think it would be unlikely for me to accept that kind of help though.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jan 09
hi vanilla..i guess its depending of what help he may offer or what situation i am in..as what you had narrated above..will surely i will accept any help...it was so kind of the lady to do so.. very exceptional indeed...im expecting that she will tell your friend to go to the nearest key duplicator and everything..
@wendy82 (437)
• United States
24 Jan 09
To me yes I would accept help from a stranger. Because if it was me I would offer to help someone in need of care. I would trust someone and I would first be stunned by the help. But now days people do not want to stop and help anyone. To me someone is being selfish. To me i would like people to be in other people's shoes to see how it really feels to be help from a stranger.