I was driving on the Grand Central Parkway this evening
May 23rd, 2021
I was driving on the Grand Central Parkway this evening heading west when suddenly the traffic came to a stop. At 7:30PM, I Thanked Hashem for the traffic and for the car accident up ahead that I’m not involved in. I continued to drive slowly with the traffic. I passed small pieces of metal due to the car accident that had happened. I always worry when I drive past metal about the worst case scenario – metal getting stuck in my tire!
The traffic then cleared up. At 7:51PM, a message popped up on my screen “Tire Pressure Low Add Air.” I didn’t know what to do. I was running late for my class. I decided to look up gas stations while I was stopped at the traffic light. There were gas stations nearby so I thought “I’ll go get air after my class is finished” as I had found gas stations that were opened 24 hours. I arrive to the parking lot and there were 2 guys standing in the parking lot speaking to another guy in his car. I looked up gas stations again and pondered should I go to the gas station?
I decided I’ll go in the car parking lot. I went into the parking lot at 8:00PM and parked next to the 2 guys who were speaking to the guy that was in his car as that was the only available parking spot. Thank You Hashem for the fact that there was a parking spot! I turned off my car and looked at my phone. I took a minute to respond to a message.
I was about to get out of the car when one of the guys said to me “you have a flat tire. Do you want me to call 911?” I got out of the car and stared at the flat tire. “Oh My Gosh” I said aloud! The guy said “pop your truck and I’ll change your tire for you.” I stared in amazement as the guy changed my tire. The guy explained to me that he usually leaves the parking lot at 7:30PM but he stayed in the parking lot because “Ribino Shel Olam sent me to help you.” When he took off my tire, I saw that a piece of metal had gotten stuck inside of the tire. He told me to give tzedekah so I will be listening to him and sponsoring the Tefillas Todah! Thank You Hashem for the nice guy that helped me! Thank You Hashem that this flat tire situation happened after I had been parked in a parking lot! Thank You Hashem that I didn’t have to call Chaverim or Triple A! I’m so grateful to Hashem! THANK YOU HASHEM!