I’ve gotten so much help here that I wanted to share something nice. This happened to me about 2 years ago. It’s 100% true. It’s the story of My Tow Truck Angel. I'm from Northern Massachusetts, and the weekend before the 4th, my boyfriend, another friend, and I decided to drive into Boston to see the Tall Ships. I never go into the city, so I was pretty excited. My friend was driving and we were in the tunnel near Govt Center. Suddenly, the tire completely went. It was like it exploded. For all you people not from Boston, we'd gotten a flat in one of the most dangerous places to get a flat. We were in a tunnel just around a bend with traffic doing about 70+mph. I said, "we need to get out of the car". I thought the car was toast, and I was worried for our safety too. We got out of the car and climb up on the maintenance railings. We were literally clinging to the side of the tunnel to avoid getting run over. My friend is trying to reach AAA, but we're in a tunnel so that's not working out. (It's a pretty long tunnel you see). Out of nowhere, maybe 5 to 10 minutes have passed, this guy in a huge tow truck pulls up behind us. To my friend, I said “wow, AAA in Boston is fast!” She said, “Didn’t get through to AAA” The man who got out of the town truck was large, bald, filthy, sweaty, and covered in poorly drawn tattoos. He looked like the most terrifying biker, skin-head you’d ever meet. He said “I’m going to get you out!” Suddenly, two cops show up and divert the traffic. The tow truck guy, in what seemed like no time at all, got my friends car up onto the truck and drove us out of the tunnel. He parked in the closest street, and started to look at the tire. He determined that the tire was toast and ask for our spare which he deftly put on. My friend was freaking out since she couldn’t afford to pay a guy who wasn’t from AAA. Since it was my idea to go to Boston, I said that I would handle it. I walked over to this beast of a man, and asked how much I owed him. He looked at me with a stunned expression on his face and said softly, “Oh no, there is no charge for this.” I was shocked and I put out my hand to shake his. He made an embarrassed face and looked from my tiny, clean hand, to his huge, filthy hand. He started to stammer, “you don’t want to shake my…”. I took his hand in my own and gave him a firm handshake. I said “Thank you so much for helping us.” He smiled and said, “you’re welcome.” I’m not very religious but I think that I might know who my guardian angel is. Hope this brightened your day!