Good Samaritans help woman with car trouble, then help retrieve lost keys
Social media helps woman track down items accidentally left in Good Samaritan's vehicle
When a Saskatoon woman hit the ditch last week more than one Good Samaritan came to her aid.
First, some Good Samaritans picked her up along the grid road on 8th Street East and gave her a ride back to town.
She was dropped off at the nearby convenience store where her parents picked her up to bring her back to the vehicle.
That's when she realized her keys and the faceplate to her stereo were still in the strangers' back seat.
"She realized, 'I don't have this stuff. What am I going to do because I need to drive my vehicle away,' " said Chris Kosty, who owns 24/7 Auto and was waiting to tow her car out of the ditch.
"And she had just gotten the stereo because her car was broken into just shortly before this as well, so it hurt that much more," he said.
With no name to find the person who had given her a ride, the woman and her family decided to use social media to try and track down the person who had helped her.
"She was in a distraught situation; I just felt like I had to help her out," Kosty said.
So Kosty decided to give a boost by also sending out messages across his social media contacts to help the woman be reunited with her belongings.
"The more people out there spreading this stuff, the more the word will get out," he said.
"In the places I posted, there were so many people re-sharing it," he said. "And I knew that was going to happen because that's what we do."
The social media push worked. The woman's mother posted that they were in contact with the Good Samaritan and were going to arrange to meet up.
Kosty wasn't surprised with all of the help people gave in one form or another.
"It just reinforces the fact that we live in a great community that watches out for each other," he said.
"In the towing business, you are out there helping people every day. ... It's just part of taking care of your customers."
with files from Saskatoon Morning