Stranded truck driver helped by a horse and teenager


Being a truck driver is not an easy job. Life on the road has its ups and downs. But one big fear of truck drivers is getting stuck while on their journey. Unfortunately, this is what happened to Peter Douglas.


While making a journey in Canada, Douglas got caught in a storm. To his pleasant surprise, someone was looking out for him. Once eighteen-year-old Eileen Eagle Bears saw him, she knew she could help. So she jumped on her most trustworthy horse, Mr. Smudge and road three miles to help the truck driver out.



Bears begins her story:


“There was a lot of ice on the road from the rain that we had got and drifts were bad in a few places.”

Douglas explains, “She had to walk that horse half a mile up that hill and half a mile down because it was so icy. Blew me away. She said she saw me on the camera. She and her family were watching.”

Once Bears went to visit him, she decided to visit one more time: “I thought he would be getting pretty hungry, and that’s not a good feeling, I just put on extra clothes and did what I promised I would.”

Finally Bears states,

“It is overwhelming. I had gotten back and my mom had posted just a post on Facebook. And there was a few likes at the beginning, but we went back and there was just more and more, and it just totally blew up,” said the teen. That’s not hard to understand, because hers was an act of kindness in the cold that is now warming hearts across the world.

If you want to see her news interview and her reasoning behind it all, watch the video below!


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