Sharleen and Ron Gillies were on their journey to visit Sharleen’s mom who was on a deathbed. Unfortunately, as they were on a long drive they met with an accident near Stockton. Since it was potentially their last chance to say goodbye to Sharleen’s mom the journey was of great significance.
After making frantic phone calls they were able to arrange a lift to the nearest train station in three hours’ time, but they knew this may not be quick enough.
And this is were our hero comes in. Dean Moore pulled over to see if the couple were fine, and when he realized their predicament, the man said that he would drive them the 200 miles himself and also refused to accept any payment.
Mr Gillies, 77, said: “I just can’t put into words what that lad did for us.
“This happened on the Sunday and she died the next day, she died on Monday. If it hadn’t been for Dean there’s a fair chance we would have not got there in time.
“People get awards for various things and they are just doing their job, whereas this lad, it wasn’t his job, he didn’t know us from Adam.”
Mr Gillies said that his wife’s mum was unconscious when they got there, but Sharleen was able to hold her hand and talk to her before she passed.
Mr Moore, 40, said he was just being a ‘decent human’.
He said: “In my head the only thing that needed to be sorted was for them to get from Teesside to Cambridge. It’s the last time they would see the mam.
“I was just trying to be a decent human because so many people drove past. I was more happy that they got to see their mam.
“By being kind and giving people your time you can make a bad situation nice by being helpful. I did what any decent human would have done in that situation.”
This man definitely needs more recognition and appreciation from people for his beautiful gesture to total strangers.