Feel Good Story: Stranger Helps General Colin Powell

Restoring your faith in humanity.

January 24, 2019
Tire help



This Feel Good Story is about General Colin Powell and what happened when his front tire blew out.

Powell posted a message on Facebook that shares the message of the stranger that helped him, and the surprising connection they ended up having.

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Powell was on his way to an appointment at the Walter Reed Military Hospital when he realized his left front tire had popped. He pulled off to the side, and started the process of fixing it. Powell says he's a car guy, and figured he could do it himself, but a man in another car pulled to help him out.

Powell realized he had an aritifical leg, and when they started talking, the man revealed that he had lost his leg in Afghanistan during his time working as a civilian employee. The man didn't ask for anything expect a selfie, and Powell never got his name, address, or phone number.

That night, Powell received a message from his helpful friend, Anthony, that said that Powell was "always an inspiration, a leader, and a statesman."

Powell's last line in his Facebook post shares an important message. "Let's stop screaming at each other. Let's just take care of each other. You made my day."