An elderly man in Surrey might not be alive today if not for a woman who cared to help.
Mariam Roya found the 80-year-old man lying in the middle of a road, bloodied and freezing, while she had been running errands and was leaving the Superstore near King George and 76th Avenue.
She rushed him to Surrey Memorial Hospital. The story has gone viral, with more than 11,000 shares on her first Facebook post.
“People were just driving around and passed him like he didn’t exist,” she posted.
Roya’s response to the gentleman’s crisis was heroic, of course.
However, it was also simply the right thing to do and something that should be expected of everyone who comes across an injured person.
That her story has gone “viral” perhaps reaffirms our need to recognize the good that exists in this world.
Thankfully, we do have people like Roya in our world, but unfortunately we also have those who drove by without stopping to help.
What could be so pressing on their “gotta go” schedule, we wonder, that they couldn’t stop to help a bleeding, elderly man?
Shame on you who didn’t help. Where’s your humanity?
Would that Roya had enough heart to go around, but sadly that’s not the case. The elderly fellow was blessed that she crossed his path.
We see her actions as going above and beyond the call of duty, but really, Roya was simply being a good human being.