May 24, 2019

One of the good guys

There aren’t many good guys left in this world, but recently on a long, dark stretch of road my son found one.

My husband and I were camping at the Mountainview Campground in Weston and our son was on his way to be with us after getting out of work at 11 p.m. in Medway, where we live. All of a sudden a large buck came running out of the woods and my son struck it head-on. The car was damaged so much that it wasn’t drivable.

My son started walking to find a phone. He walked for a long time and didn’t find anyone. Suddenly, he saw a set of headlights. Darrell King was on his way from Houlton to Bangor and stopped to see if my son needed a ride. After my son told him what had happened and where he was going, Mr. King gave him a ride to Weston, where we were camping.

Mr. King dropped my son off at the campground and never even stopped so that we could thank him. My son offered him some gas money and wanted him to stop to have a cold drink but Mr. King said he didn’t want anything and left without a word to us.

With the way the world is today, it isn’t often that anyone even stops to give someone a ride. Mr. King not only took a chance picking up my son, who is a very big young man, but he also turned around and went at least one hour or more out of his way so he could take my son where his parents were.

My husband and I would like to express our thanks to Mr. King and let everyone know that there are still some good guys left out there and every once in a while you’ll meet one when you least expect it. Alan and Linda Kinney Medway

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