I came upon an accident earlier today on Highway 26, a major two lane highway in southern Wisconsin. Apparently, the driver hit some black ice and careened across the road into a guard rail and came to rest there. That is what I know of the accident.
But, there is more. Upon arriving, and I arrived probably within a minute of the accident, there were six vehicles on the side of the road. There were people attending to the people inside the vehicle.
And then, one of the people at the scene took it upon himself to direct traffic, since the road was down to one lane, making sure everyone could get by safely.
So there you have it, one minute these people were passengers on the highway, on their way to who knows where, and the next they were taking care of their neighbors.
Thank you neighbors. Thank you for being the people I know you are. Thank you for being the best of who we can be. Thank you for reinforcing my faith in you. Thank you.