My name is Milton, and I’m an over-the-road truck driver. One of the problems with driving a truck during COVID-19 is that I am having trouble finding places to eat on the road. A lot of the restaurants won’t take your order unless you pull up in a car. I tried walking up to a couple of drive-throughs, and they refused to serve me.
Yesterday in Tennessee there was a couple who saw my dilemma and offered to put in my order for me so I could get dinner. I couldn’t believe it. I was just so thankful.
They ordered my food, brought it to me, and then would not even allow me to pay them. There are good people out there…people who are willing to be loving and helpful.
When I was walking back to my truck, people waiting in other cars began to honk and wave. They started yelling “Thank you” to me out of their windows. It was almost overwhelming, but nice to have people show appreciation for what I am doing.
I don’t know who you are, but thank you to those people who were so generous in helping in my moment of crisis. It’s not easy doing this job right now. But knowing there are people like you out there makes it so much easier.
Being a good neighbor right now is often going to mean more than following instructions or directions on how to help. It’s going to mean creatively solving problems. Through our solving, we can serve others.