It is a moment everyone dreads but when Debbie Henderson’s debit card inexplicably stopped working, she was lucky enough to have a stranger step in to save her.
“I was at the Caltex petrol station and there was a line of people behind me and I felt so bad because I was taking so long,” she said, describing her distress as she was unable to pay her $53 charge.
“But in the next minute a young gentleman in an Owen Toyota shirt stepped up beside me and put a $100 note on the counter and said he wanted to pay for my fuel.”
A reluctant hero Sebastian Battaglia said he hadn’t thought twice about offering to pay for the woman standing in front of him.
“It was just the right thing to do,” he said, like it was no big deal.
But for a grateful Mrs Henderson, the gesture was about far more than money.
“It was a moment that really restored my faith in humanity,” she said.
“I teared up because it was just such a kind and out of the blue act of generosity, one in a million”
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