No doubt we received a big winter storm. Roads were nasty and wrecks were abundant. School closures and strange things happened. A light pole even fell across the road at Monad and Shiloh which caused a wreck.

Through it all, I witnessed something really cool and I am not talking about the snow. People helping people. It was awesome.

On Main St. by MetraPark, there were cars having a hard time getting up the hill heading towards Walmart. They were getting stuck, spinning out as they attempted to crawl their way to the top. Rather than get frustrated, I saw numerous other people get out of their vehicles and push these stuck cars by hand up the hill until the regained traction.

When I arrived home, I looked out my back porch towards Skyview High School as teenagers were having the same problem getting out of the parking lot. Same story, kids helping kids push their vehicles.

This made me proud to live in Billings, Montana!

Most, if not all the places I have lived wouldn't ever bother to get out of their car to help a fellow motorist get on their way. They would simply get upset, honk horns, yell and/or make obscene gestures in their lazy effort to get the other guy out of the way.

Good for you Billings for taking the higher road. I for one am proud to call you my neighbor.


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