When you're driving, you're on the lookout for pedestrians crossing, not little old women on the side of the road. Well that's what Lisa Steger, a home inspector for insurance companies, came across while riding through a not-so-bustling area.
The woman, named Amy, was pulling a cart while shuffling slowly down the street. Steger suspected that she may not be well, so she pulled over and asked if she needed any help. While she seemed shocked that a random person would approach her, she instantly opened the passenger door and got into the vehicle. Once settled inside she told Steger, "Yes, you could take me to Walmart, please?"
It turned out that Amy had been waiting for a family member to pick her up from her home in New Windsor, NY. When an hour had passed and they hadn't arrived, the daring senior decided to walk the mile-and-a-half distance.
"She was very trusting of a stranger," Steger, 42, told Today. "But I appreciate her putting herself in a vulnerable situation and allowing me to help her."
The pair proceeded to chat, with Steger avidly listening to Amy discuss her life, her son needing his legs amputated, and how she wished to visit him in the hospital.
"I could've spent all day taking care of her and listening to her life stories, but I unfortunately had to work," Steger said. "I would've loved to shop with her or even take her to see her son."
Eventually the ladies had to part ways, but the experience affected the 42 year old so much that she dedicated a Facebook post to their encounter.
"That could have been my Grandma or your Grandma or your Mom, or sister. I took care of her that day even if just for a little bit and for that I thank God," Steger wrote on Facebook.
Sometimes you just have to forget about "stranger danger" and take a chance on making a new friend.
Read the entire Facebook post below.
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