St. Marie is a homeless veteran in Oregon City, and he found himself in a tough situation. He had recently lost his job and home, so he was keeping everything he had in a storage unit. However, he came up short when trying to pay rent.
In that moment, a delivery truck driver came to his rescue. Josh Dale had stopped to make a delivery of packing supplies. That is when he overheard St. Marie talking to a police officer.
The next thing that happened took everyone by surprise.
Michelle Gardiner, the manager of the storage facility, said, “It breaks my heart, because I don’t get to pick and choose who I can help. I have to stay in a neutral position and sometimes that’s really hard.”
If not for Dale, there wouldn’t be much else for St. Marie to do.
Gardiner recalled that when they told St. Marie the news, he teared up a little. “He just couldn’t believe that somebody was willing to do something like that for him.”
To Officer Day, this was a really special moment to witness. “I still have faith in humanity, but for those who are maybe lacking a little bit of faith in humanity, it’s acts like that that restore faith,” he said.
It’s amazing what an act of kindness can really do.
A very humble Dale said, “I’m nobody special. I’m just a guy who happened to be in a certain place at a certain time. I saw an opportunity to help somebody so I did.”
His spontaneous act of compassion is an inspiration to all. No matter how big or small, acts like Dale’s can make an enormous impact on somebody’s life.
A delivery truck driver helps a homeless vet in Oregon City, just in time. “This restored my faith in humanity.” pic.twitter.com/SUOLVw0S52
— Katherine Cook (@KCookKGW) July 7, 2017
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