Sunday, September 10, 2006
Rose Russo sent this item to the Globe magazine's "Tales of the City" department.
In the midst of morning rush-hour traffic, our van broke down at the Mass. Pike Cambridge/Allston exit to Memorial Drive.
With a huge truck ready to plow into us and a million cars around our vehicle, a homeless man with a cardboard sign came over to redirect traffic and prevent them from smashing into us until we got our van started again.
My daughter turned to me and said, "See, Mom. Even in the city, you can get help from the most unexpected places." I put all the money I had on me that day into the homeless man's can.