Social Media Users Can Find Almost Anyone, including the ‘Anonymous M25 Hero’
Bohs Hansen / 5 years ago
Social media users have great power when it comes to spreading news and they’ve done so once again by making sure that the anonymous M25 hero got to know how much his help was appreciated.
Gemma Elsey-Kail’s car had broken down on Friday on the M25 at the worst possible place – one without a hard shoulder. The woman was quite panicky as she tried to save herself and her baby from possible dangers of incoming vehicles.
That was when the anonymous Argos van driver pulled in behind her and blocked her and her car from other drivers, allowing her to get to safety. When the police arrived on the scene to secure the area, the driver continued his own tour. With everything that was going on, the woman totally forgot to thank the man properly and get his name – so she reached out over Facebook.
“I broke down on the M25 today in an area with no hard shoulder. I rushed to get my baby and 4-year-old onto the verge while cars and trucks were swerving all around us,” she wrote. “An Argos delivery driver pulled behind us using his visible lorry as a way of preventing anyone going into our car… I didn’t get his number in all the panic so hopefully this can somehow reach him. He was our hero today.”
The post was shared almost 20 thousand times and liked more than 130 thousand times. It also had plenty of praise for the Argos driver in the comments. The post also reached the Argo who managed to track down the driver to let him know about the massive social engagement over his actions.
The humble driver declined any interviews and didn’t want any further attention for his goodwill, while wishing to stay anonymous. Just one of those guys that restores a little bit of faith in humanity.
Thanks to BBC for providing us with this information