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We couldn’t pass Go without a random act of kindness

Living in New York we are lucky enough to experience some great events, including Toy Fair.  After a full day of appointments at Toy Fair, and then a Cocktail party at Hasbro to celebrate Mr. Monopoly’s 80th birthday, learning of the awesomingly amazing toys heading our way this Spring, and Fall we headed home full of laughs, and images we couldn’t wait to share with our children.

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80 looks good on us! #PlayLikeHasbro

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However just as we caught a glimpse of the George Washington bridge all lit up, we realized we couldn’t pass go without the help of a good guy.

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As we recapped the evening, laughter filled our little Acura.  So much so, it took us a minute or three to realize the pulling of the car clearly meant we had a blow out!  OH NO!  On the West Side Highway, ugh what to do?!  Ok first attempt was to call the hubby, obviously this situation is one of the reasons I couldn’t wait to get married. HA!

Sadly that was an Epic fail, ZZZZzzzzZZZZZ…….

He probably couldn’t hear his phone ringing over his snores.

Moving on we called Acura Road Side, and although the woman was lovely she basically couldn’t offer us assistance because of our location?!  Who made these rules of who can and can not go on certain highways?  Unfortunately only one tow company is allowed on the West Side Highway and to tow us to the nearest avenue was $125, then another $75 to change the tire… SAY What?!  No thanks. I would have rather leave the vehicle and take a ride on the nearest railroad.

With New York’s finest sitting beside me, (three females, me, police officer, and a BronxMama) we took our chances and flagged down the nicest guy, who was once a mechanic! What are the odds?

God is Good!

Not that it was hard for him to resist us in our Mr. Monopoly top hats, standing on the side of the road.  Worst case if he acted up, off to jail he would have went.

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We are so thankful for Anthony from New Jersey, not only did he change our tire, he was a sweetheart.  I explained we are bloggers and photograph everything and he happily obliged and posed for pics.  He put up with our shenanigans, listened to our stories, and changed a tire in 20 degrees.   This guy needs a medal!

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What else would we do, when we find Gia’s school project and her luggage in my trunk?!

Are we there yet?

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Seriously though I was a little frightened to think of what we could have possibly encountered, but as I said God is Good, and he sent us an angel to assist us.

Thank you Anthony!

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    nicole
    at 11:17 am

    #Goodtimes for sure! lol Thank you Anthony from New Jersey!

    • Reply
      GCilenti
      at 11:21 am

      So much fun, I couldn’t even be mad at hubby as I heard his snores from the front door!

  • Reply
    Laurie
    at 1:30 pm

    Thank God for Anthony from NJ!!!! We would still be sitting there. Amazing event with amazing people. Xo

  • Reply
    Diana
    at 9:09 pm

    Of course you would find a way to have fun in even the worst situation!! Thank you Anthony from NJ for being so awesome!

    The Gia cutout is making me literally LOL!

  • Reply
    Carmen Perez (listen2mama)
    at 1:04 pm

    Wow, what a story. And you ladies are vry brave, I think I would’ve gone with the tow truck…LOL!

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    Myrabev
    at 1:28 pm

    oh wow bless him he’s such a great guy and definitely God sent.

  • Reply
    Liz Mays
    at 3:24 pm

    Mr. Monopoly! He’s been around for that long? It’s so nice that this man changed your tire in the freezing cold!

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    Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
    at 3:41 pm

    It is scary to think about who or what you could have encountered. But its super great that you met a nice person who helped!

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    Nancy
    at 4:41 pm

    Omg a blown out tire in the night time would just terrify me! LOL at your comments about him not hearing the phone over his snores, cracked me up. I can’t stand those little loopholes when you call roadside assistance, it would frustrate me to no end, especially if I was on my own! Good lord. Good to hear you flagged down a freakin’ mechanic, that’s awesome.And I love that you took photos of him hahahahaha.

    I remember having a flat tire one of my first years of driving. So a cop pulled over and tried to help change the tire, but he broke the tire iron! So then he ended up leaving (!?!? LOL) and I had to call my parents. Luckily they saved the day. Jeesh.

    • Reply
      GCilenti
      at 8:07 pm

      Thankfully not much terrifies me, especially when a police officer was sitting beside me. How funny your cop broke your tire iron and and left?!?! Now a days cops won’t even help you, not that your cop gave much assistance! Thank God for your parents. Check back for more funny stories we are a comedic bunch.

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    Echo
    at 5:41 pm

    So glad that there was a good man there to help you through. I love seeing people be compassionate to one another!

  • Reply
    Leira Pagaspas
    at 3:01 am

    I love stories like this telling everyone that there is still hope in Humanity. Once in awhile you will find someone who will always lend a helping hand.

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    Penny Struebig
    at 6:18 am

    Oh my goodness — having a flat tire on the road is seriously a huge fear of mine. Glad you had a helping hand.

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    Jeanae
    at 10:41 am

    Far too many people post negative, or scary stories about their time in NY/NJ. It was great to read one that was filled with nice people.

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    Mama to 5 BLessings
    at 1:28 pm

    Wow that is some story! Praise God, HE always knows what we need and when we need it!

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    CourtneyLynne
    at 10:08 pm

    omg!! How scary to get a flat tire! Glad you made the best of the situation though 🙂

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    April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
    at 10:36 pm

    There really are good people out there still! Glad it all worked out for you!

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    Tiany
    at 3:45 am

    God is good indeed! It’s s scary to get stuck in situations like that this day in age! Looks like you all have a fabulous time nonetheless!

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    Cherri Megasko
    at 6:51 pm

    Anthony … if you’re listening … “You’re a good man, Anthony!” What a great story. ‘Sounds like you made the best of a very unfortunate situation – good for you!

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    Mary O'Malley
    at 11:15 am

    Looks like it was an adventure for you all! I love the monopoly hats!

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