Amidst the icy flurries that accompanied the heavy snowfall and thick sheets of ice on the road, David was hurrying to get to town.
He couldn’t believe he had been driving all the way with a broken windshield and had no idea how long it would take him to get there. But he had little choice. He was headed there for a job interview, as he needed a second job so he could afford a lawyer for his teenage son, Brian, who was innocent and the victim of a frame-up.
Brian had always been a good boy and David knew he would never do anything wrong. To save his son, the father decided to drive miles away, risking his life in the middle of a snowstorm to another city where the interview would take place.
However, as he approached the intersection, he stopped abruptly. He looked out the window and saw a silhouette in the road in the middle of a snowstorm.
In a moment, the man realized that it was a little girl who looked terrified and paralyzed with fear.
He couldn’t leave her alone on the deserted road in the heavy snowstorm, so he got off the bus and walked over to her.
“Hey, little friend, are you okay? What are you doing here alone?” he asked, and she looked up at him, startled.
“It’s just… My mom’s in danger! She’s not answering! Can you help us, please?”.
“Sure, of course… What happened to your hand, by the way?” the man asked, noticing that the girl’s hand was bruised.
“Mommy and I,” she sobbed, “were coming back from Grandma’s house, and the car… just crashed. Mommy’s really hurt and I’m scared and cold!”.
“God!” said David taking off his coat and placing it over the girl’s shoulders. “Can you guide me to where your mommy is?” he asked, “I can call the ambulance and help her.”
The little girl nodded. “I think she’s over there,” she replied, pointing her finger.
“I’ve got my bus parked right here. Let’s go in there, honey, it’s freezing out here! You can point me in the direction while I drive, okay?” he said to the little girl.
“It’s okay,” she replied.
Then, after rescuing 5-year-old Mia from the snowstorm, David took her to his bus and, with the directions she gave him, made it to the site of her mother’s wrecked car. The vehicle had crashed into a pole.
“That’s mom’s car! I was worried, so I went to call for help!” the little girl said.
Before leaving, David called the emergency number. He then ran to the car, where he discovered the girl’s mother, unconscious and seriously injured in the driver’s seat.
The man carefully removed her from the car and put her on the bus so as not to leave her exposed in the storm. When the paramedics arrived, they loaded her into the ambulance.
David stayed with the girl, locked his bus and accompanied her while the paramedics took her mother to the hospital. The man found the woman’s phone in his car, but it was dead and he didn’t want to leave Mia alone.
“Is Mommy going to be okay, David?” the little girl asked after arriving at the hospital, as they sat waiting outside her mother’s room. “I’m worried!”
“Don’t worry, honey, she’ll be fine! Don’t worry,” he reassured her, though he wasn’t sure. He hoped that everything would turn out all right and that the girl’s mother would recover.
“My God!” he began to pray silently. “Help the poor woman! Her little daughter is begging you for help! Please don’t abandon them!”.
Fortunately, David’s prayers were answered. A couple of hours later, he received word from the doctors that Mia’s mother, Laura, had regained consciousness and was out of danger.
When David and Mia visited the woman, the little girl ran to her mother and hugged her.
“Mommy, are you okay?” she asked. “David helped us, Mommy!”.
Laura looked at the man gratefully.
“Thank you, David,” she told him. “I heard from the doctors that you brought me here. I couldn’t be more grateful.”
“You’re welcome,” David said with a smile. “If it hadn’t been for Mia’s help, I never would have been able to help you – she’s a smart girl!”.
Laura smiled weakly. “You’re a kind man,” she added.
“Thank you. The police will be here soon. It was an accident, so…”.
“I know,” she said. “I’ll take care of that.”
“If you don’t mind telling me,” he said. “How did your car crash? You were in pretty bad shape when I found you.”
“I couldn’t see the road well. I left my mother’s house before the weather got worse. Then the heavy snow started and … I was tired. I wasn’t careful enough,” she said.
“But what about you, what were you doing in the middle of a snowstorm? By this time, everyone in town is supposed to be taking shelter!”.
“Well, I was on my way to a job interview in another city.”
“No way, you missed the interview because of me? God, I feel so bad about that.”
“Don’t worry. It’s just…that job wasn’t meant to be for me. I feel bad about not being able to help my son. I needed to get him a lawyer and the money to pay for it, but…”.
“A lawyer?” asked Laura. “I can help with that-trust me!”.
It turned out that Laura was an experienced lawyer. David told her about Brian’s case and she agreed to help him.
The poor bus driver began to cry uncontrollably when she said she wouldn’t charge him a penny because he had saved her life. It was her way of repaying his kindness.
And well, thanks to her help, David’s son was acquitted. He had been falsely accused by a group of teenagers from the same school as him and, finally, those evil teenagers had to pay for their actions.
For his part, the man, who was Brian’s single father, walked proudly out of the courtroom with his son. Good had triumphed over evil, and David’s goodness had returned to him.