You have heard that no good deed goes unpunished… that is not necessarily true. We should be willing to help our fellow man.
Nowadays, if there's someone lying in the street or their car's stranded, many people may be hesitant to stop and help because they don't think they have time or they have concerns about the potential dangers.
On back-to-back days last December in Columbus, two Good Samaritans were car-jacked after offering to help give someone a ride...one of them a military veteran who got a gun in his face.
That is rare. It was a happy ending for one local hero on Valentine's Day.
A Fort Benning soldier saw a car flip over on Interstate-185, rushed in, kicked out the window, and rescued the driver and child passenger.
Columbus police tell us they appreciate people trying to help others, but you can't always trust everyone.
That's true. You should be cautious and avoid dangerous situations, but you shouldn't ignore someone who is truly in need.
You never know when you will be the one who needs a Good Samaritan.
Be a good example for your children, be compassionate, not apathetic.
Even if you're in a rush, take the time to pay it forward when you have the opportunity.
WTVM Editorial Committee
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