Soldiers go above the call of duty, help woman who runs out of gas

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Several soldiers went above the call of duty and helped a woman in a tough situation.

On Nov. 30, Mary Mingo Williams posted on Facebook about her heartwarming encounter with several military men.

She said she left work when she ran out of gas in the middle of the road.

“I got out and started pushing my car nobody stopped to help me trucks passed by me,” she said. “People had the nerve to blow their horn at me and they see me pushing this car.”

That’s when several soldiers came to the rescue and helped push her car to a gas station.

“When we got there I asked him can I please take your picture to let people know there are still young men in the world that will stop and offer their assistance to a woman in need,” she said.

While at the gas station, a Good Samaritan walked up to the soldiers and offered them $100 for a meal. Williams said the men denied his request and told them they couldn’t take the money because they were doing what they were raised to do.

The same Good Samaritan turned around and offered to fill Williams’ car with gasoline.

“Man, when you are or child of God no matter what obstacles are placed in your way the Lord always has a ram in the bush. I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart,” she concluded.

The post has 21,000 likes, 7,878 shares and more than 200 comments.

The entire post reads:

I just ran out of gas coming from my job at Savannah and 25th Street the light changed and the car stopped. I got out and started pushing my car nobody stopped to help me trucks passed by me. People had the nerve to blow their horn at me and they see me pushing this car. I don’t know where they came from but all of a sudden I had almost a platoon of army men they pushed my car literally from motiva Terminal Gate to the Citco station on Gulfway Drive do you understand what I’m saying they pushed my car on their feet. When we got there I asked him can I please take your picture to let people know there are still young men in the world that will stop and offer their assistance to a woman in need. They said yes. At the gas station this man jumped out of his truck pulled $100 bill out of his wallet and offered it to them for them to go get themselves a meal. They all said at the same time no sir we cannot accept that we were doing what we were raised to do. This same gentleman turned around and put gasoline in my car and told me keep the money that I had in my pocket. Man, when you are or child of God no matter what obstacles are placed in your way the Lord always has a ram in the bush. I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart……..