Stranger Fixes Woman's Car So She Can Get Daughter Home From Hospital

December 4, 2018

A stranger's act of kindness helped a family get home from the hospital after their daughter's brain surgery.

Amanda Fessler was on a 2-hour drive home from the hospital when her car started smoking. She managed to get off the highway and have a tow truck take her family to a hotel for the night.

The next morning, the car still wouldn't start and Fessler's daughter desperately needed to get home to recover.

That's when an angel in disguise stepped in and saved the day.

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Amanda and Donta

Fessler shared the story on her Facebook page.

"In the midst of all the craziness on Monday, with my Aunt's funeral, my daughter being discharged from A I DuPont hospital, the car breaking down (in between 3 lanes of traffic coming off of 95 South onto RT 1 to my left and merging traffic to my right), then getting towed to a hotel for the night in Christiana, we had angel looking out for us.


This man (Donta) recognized our distress in the morning while trying to replace the car's serpentine belt. He not only offered his tools, he came in and saved the day. Not many people would have been so generous and rushed to the aid to help others. His assistance came at a real time of need. Our check out time was growing near and my daughter desperately needed to get home to recover from her brain surgery.

I could not thank him enough for all that he did.

Please help me show him some love by sharing this post in hopes that it finds him.

He was definitely our angel that day."

Donta Thompson said he was alerted to the Facebook post a few days later, after it had been shared more than 4,000 times.

Thompson told Delaware Online he helps people with their vehicles frequently because it's a nice thing to do and he's a good mechanic.

I do it all the time," he said. "I try to help."

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