Lifelong Terry County resident Jimmy Chambers was the recipient of some help from a “Good Samaritan” recently. Jimmy is an older gentleman and has had a few health issues recently.
On a warm Saturday, Jimmy was at the Brownfield Farmer’s Coop Station gas pump. He was filling up his vehicle with no one else around. Since it was Saturday afternoon, the Coop storefront was closed.
“I started feeling a little dizzy. I knew something wasn’t right. I just kind of leaned on the car until it passed,” stated Jimmy.
He finished filling the tank, and with his cane in hand, made his way to the car door. “I kept my hand on the car the whole way. I finally made it the door.”
As he got into the car, his cane slipped and he found himself on the concrete. At this point, he didn’t know what he was going to do. He could not get himself up. Jimmy was at the pump nearest the station and not clearly visible from the road.
Jimmy still had his keys in his hand, so he hit the horn button. Finally, a young man on a bicycle came and helped him get in the car. “I just don’t know what I would have done if he had not come by and offered to help. That concrete was getting hard and I knew something was wrong.”
After the young man got him in the car, Jimmy went on home. He fell again on Sunday and ended up at the ER where it was determined he had some issues causing these falls to happen.
Long story short, Jimmy is home now and resting and doing well. “I am so grateful to this young man. He did not have to help me, but he did.”
He did not know who the young man was, but Suzy Davis, manager of the Coop Station, had surveillance video of the whole incident. After reviewing the tape, they determined who the young man was.
Davis stated, “I was so glad we had the tape so we could identify the gentleman. The man was Anthony Vera. We are so proud Anthony was willing and able to help Mr. Chambers.
Anthony stated, ” I was riding by on my bicycle and as I was going past, I saw a man waving his hands and his horn was honking, so I went back to see if I could help. I am glad I saw him.”
When the two met on Wednesday, Jimmy was able to shake Anthony’s hand and offer him his thanks. “I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t come along,” Jimmy told Anthony. “You don’t see kindness like this much anymore.”
Davis told Anthony how grateful she and all the members of the Coop were. “To us, this makes you a hero and we are so thankful you stopped to help Mr. Chambers.”
Anthony stated, “I guess I was just here at the right time and I am glad I was.”
The Farmers Coop presented Anthony with a certificate and a gift of appreciation for his kindness.