Three English sailors are being praised for their dedication and kindness tword an Uber driver in Florida earlier this week.
As 51-year-old Bonnie Ginter was preparing to pick up the seamen in Jacksonville, she was worried about her headlight after a previous passenger had mentioned that one of the bulbs in the 2007 Honda Fit had burnt out. As with many modern vehicles, replacing a simple bulb was not a simple operation—and normally required the bumper to be removed.
“I was informed right before I picked them up that I had a headlight out and I was concerned because I needed to replace it or else quit working for the night until I got it fixed,” Ginter wrote on Facebook.
Ginter then picked up the three English passengers and – as they chatted in the car – she mentioned her car problems.
The young sailors, who said that they worked in the engineering department of the ship, insisted on stopping the car so they could replace the bulb for Ginter.
“I was amazed that they would consider taking the time to fix something for someone they didn’t know at all,” says Ginter. “So we went over to the Auto Zone store and they went in and asked for some tools to begin to change the headlight bulb … which really isn’t an easy task because the front bumper is supposed to be removed to change it, but they were pretty skillful and managed to change it without having to remove the bumper.
“In the dense humidity and heat, being pretty uncomfortable and sweating, yet without one complaint, they gave their time to help out a stranger and I will never forget their kindness,” she added.
Hundreds of social media users rejoiced in the sweet story, as news outlets were simultaneously reporting on several sailors from the HMS Queen Elizabeth who were arrested for drunkenly getting into trouble the very same week.
“It was all over the news about six sailors that got in trouble. That’s six, out of what, a couple thousand? That irritated me because all of the ones that I met were funny, kind, and just plain good guys,” said Ginter, according to The Daily Mail.
“I just wanted them to be the ones that got noticed—not the ones who got in trouble.”
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