Our lives are made better by reading about good people who care about other people. Even though it might appear that people are losing their capacity for empathy, there are still those who are always willing to assist.
In Huntington Woods, Michigan, on Highway 696, what occurred on the expressway and underneath a scaffold left everybody confused and stunned. Drivers were delayed by traffic on this route, but when they saw that 13 trailer trucks were parked side by side and blocking the road without moving an inch, they realized that their wait had been worthwhile.
The truck drivers arrived to provide assistance after receiving a tip from State Trooper Michael Shaw about a person who was ready to jump off the bridge to end their life. Brilliant Shaw had a brilliant idea in a flash, but he needed help to put it into action, so he hurriedly called a traffic officer and asked him to change the way traffic was going. All of the truck drivers were eager to help.
Even if officials and experts were unable to persuade the man to change his mind, the trucks parked beneath the bridge covered the entire area below it, preventing the man from falling directly to the ground and sustaining serious injuries.
The man was removed from the bridge after four hours and received mental health support, so the story did have a happy ending.
The drivers of the trucks were always willing to assist, even if it meant waiting a while.
We are happy that there are good people in the world.
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