A Florida woman helped by good Samaritans after she lost consciousness and her car drifted into bustling traffic is fully recovered from her medical episode — but finds herself overtaken by gratitude.
“I don’t know how to thank them. I wish I had a way to thank them. I wish I was a millionaire. I’d buy them all a boat or a house or something,” Laurie Rabyor told WBAL-TV. “I don’t know how to thank them. I just don’t have the words. I don’t know what to say to them except ‘Thank you,’ and I give them a hug.”
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As Faithwire previously reported, a group of good Samaritans in Boynton, Florida, jumped out of their vehicles May 5 and rushed to help Rabyor, 63, as her car moved into a busy intersection.
The rescue effort touched off after the woman’s co-worker, Jannette Rivera, 51, who was in another vehicle, realized something was wrong when she saw Rabyor slumped over the steering wheel. So, Rivera bolted across the street to chase the car and flag others down to help.
The group quickly worked together to try and stop a bad situation from devolving into something much more dangerous. The good Samaritans can be seen in the video flocking toward the car and standing in front of it to prevent it from moving forward.
Once inside the vehicle, they were able to put it in park and push it to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot, where she received medical care.
Rabyor, who was unconscious due to a mix of blood pressure medication and a fasting diet and spent two days in the hospital before being released, is deeply grateful to all those who helped her.
But she is particularly appreciative of Rivera.
“I thank God for that woman,” Rabyor told The New York Times. “I can never repay her.”
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Rabyor has since been reunited with those who helped her. The Boynton Beach Police Department brought the group together Friday, and the good Samaritans and Rabyor walked away with some amazing gifts.
Each received a $2,000 gift card and a free Caribbean cruise for their kind deeds.
As for Rabyor, she told WPEC-TV she’s hoping the ordeal helps inspire others to help if they encounter a similar circumstance.
“The comments I’m seeing, people are saying that I brought tears to their eyes,” she said. “I was so happy to see that the community can come together and people can come together again.”
Thankfully, the situation came to a positive conclusion for everyone involved.
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