Woman stranded ahead of storm thankful for helpful strangers


SPOKANE, Wash. -Patricia Wallette mad a trip to O'Reilly's to prepare for the snow Friday.

"I live up in Elk so we get snowed in a lot, so I went to get cables for my car, for my tires," she said.

But what she didn't expect, "When I came out it wouldn't start, and I was like, 'Oh no!'"

Her car broke down in the lot. She didn't know what to do and couldn't pay for a tow. But then help arrived.

"A couple came out and said do you need a jump," Wallette said, "He started checking my fuses and stuff and he went in the store and bought them and put it in my car."

Wallette still can't believe to complete strangers would help her.

"And they wouldn't take any money... It was really cool because they were so good about it and patient, loving and kind. I didn't get their names and I felt so bad about that," Wallette said.

Her car is now running and she hopes that their good deed will inspire others to do good too. 

She hopes to find out the names of the couple she met so she can tell them thank you.

It's a good reminder that in winter you should put together an emergency preparedness kit to keep in your car. For more information on how to do that, click here: https://www.ready.gov/car

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