There still is some positive news to report in the world. Tennessee honeymooners experienced two acts of kindness in one day when their car broke down and strangers paid for their repairs. Whitney and Sean Moore of Columbia were on their honeymoon in Gulf Shores, Alabama, after their Sept. 25 wedding when their car broke down.
They had the hood of the car popped open in a hotel parking lot when a couple approached them offering to help, Sean Moore told ABC News today.
Although they were unable to get the car started, the couple offered the Moores, both 25, money to help with the repair costs.
“I don’t know if they just felt bad and saw the ‘just married’ sign but they ended up giving us $100 and wished us a happy life,” he said.
His wife added: “I didn’t even know what to say when it happened. It all happened so fast and then when they handed Sean and I the money, it was unbelievable.”
After finding a reliable mechanic, Sean Moore said they had the car towed to the Gulf Shores Service Center where the couple waited while it was being fixed. When the car was ready after about an hour and a half, the couple tried paying for their bill but were told it had already been covered.
“It was kind of emotional. It was happy, overwhelming,” he said.
Whitney Moore added, “I immediately started crying. I was at a loss for words. Something great had already happened and I couldn’t believe that someone else went ahead and paid for the bill.”
The couple does not know who covered their bill or why, and the mechanics refused to tell them. But they suspect it may have been the owner of the service center or the other customer waiting for his car because they knew the newlyweds were on their honeymoon, Whitney Moore said.
“It was just amazing to have wonderful blessings back to back,” she said. “It’s unbelievable.”