A tip of the hat to the people who tow your car

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

It’s been a tough year to be a tow truck driver. Few people think kindly of the people who haul their cars away during snow emergencies. They’re just doing their jobs, people.

So it’s good to see one getting a little love for a simple act of concern and kindness.

In Boston, somehow, a man in a wheelchair ended up on I-90 in the portion that goes under the city’s Back Bay. That’s a sure way to get killed.

He was wheeling along the right lane. That’s when a tow truck operator took over. He could’ve kept going like everyone else. He didn’t.

“The tow driver possibly prevented a tragedy by shielding the man until we could get there, and we are glad the gentleman was not hurt,” a spokesman for the state’s department of transportation said.

  • Al

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad tow truck driver, and believe me, in the jalopy days I got my money’s worth out of AAA. Every single one, bar none, has been kind. And they’ve all been hella respectful, too. Getting into a strangers car–licensed and insured and bonded and branded, regardless–is low-level terrifying when you’re a woman.

    • Keith P.

      Yeah, takes a special kind of person to do this job. These folks see terrible situations in all weather and times of day (super-stressed humans, aftermaths of deadly crashes), usually putting themselves at risk to do what they need to do.