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Jaime's Pick Me Up Story: 80 Year Old Braves Blizzard To Save Strangers

This is an amazing story of an 80-year-old man who walked through a blizzard to rescue seven strangers stranded in their cars from total whiteout storm conditions. Last week, Shannon St Onge set out from her work in Regina, Saskatchewan, heading about 15 miles to her home. She knew there was a blizzard forecast, but figured she wasn’t going very far so she’d have no trouble making it. But once she was on the road, whiteout conditions made it nearly impossible for her to continue. So Shannon was inching along but finally she knew she was lost and couldn't go on. So she called 911, and since she had a full tank of gas and the car was warm, the operator told her to just wait it out. But that made Shannon nervous. So she could see a street sign from her car and she went on her community Facebook page and posted her location. Well, an 80 year old man, Andre Bouvier, found out about the post. He lived about a quarter of a mile from where Shannon was. He tried to start up his tractor, but no go, so he decided to walk down the road in the blizzard to find her. He did find her and two other cars who had lost travelers in them. Andre took all seven strangers to his home and saved them. Shannon said "They fed us, laughed with us, bonded with us, and gave us blankets, pillows and a warm place to rest our eyes for a few hours." News of the rescue has made Bouvier a bit of a local hero, but he doesn’t think what he did is that extraordinary. "Everybody would have done the same thing," he says. "You don't think about it, you just do it."

I want to be just like Andre and I pray I could do what he did. He's an amazing man! Hopefully this story starts your day with a good feeling about people!

Young woman calling for help or assistance inside snow covered car. Engine start in frost. Breakdown services in the winter

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