A Texas woman’s Facebook post about how a group of soldiers helped her in a time of need has gone viral.
Mary Mingo Williams’ car ran out of gas on her way home from work. She says that at first it looked like she was going to have to push the car by herself.
“I got out and started pushing my car nobody stopped to help me trucks passed by me,” she wrote on Facebook. “People had the nerve to blow their horn at me and they see me pushing this car.”
Then, suddenly, a fleet of military men came to the rescue, pushing Williams’ car to the nearest gas station, reports WGHP.
“I don’t know where they came from but all of a sudden I had almost a platoon of army men,” she wrote. “They pushed my car literally from Motiva Terminal Gate to the Citco station on Gulfway Drive.”
When they got to the station, a man came over and tried to give the soldiers $100 for a meal. They wouldn’t accept the money, saying they were only doing what comes naturally to them.
“This same gentleman turned around and put gasoline in my car and told me [to] keep the money that I had in my pocket,” Williams wrote.
She then took pictures of the good Samaritans “to let people know there are still young men in the world that will stop and offer their assistance to a woman in need.”
“Man, when you are [a] child of God no matter what obstacles are placed in your way the Lord always has a ram in the bush,” Williams concluded. “I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.”
Her Facebook post has received over 18,000 likes and has been shared more than 8,000 times since it was uploaded Nov. 30.