Many hands make light work.
When these busy Belle tire shop workers in Kalamazoo saw a senior citizen in need, they dropped what they were doing and rushed over to help. According to a video shared by Kalamazoo resident Kenneth Ballinger earlier yesterday (Dec. 3, 2020) an elderly man exiting a Wendy’s parking lot in his Buick Enclave drove off the parking lot and got stuck. Raised a couple of feet off a retaining wall, the road in front of him was not at the same level.
Check out the amazing bit of “humanity restored” below.
Here’s the Wendy’s in Kalamazoo where the driver got stuck.
Since the Buick Enclave is front-wheel drive based, most of its 4,985 pound weight hangs off the front. And assuming this one doesn’t have optional all-wheel drive, with no power going to the rear wheels, this Buick’s dead in the water. Alone, he would’ve had to call AAA, wait for an hour for the tow truck to arrive and, after a careful tug with a tow strap, finally got pulled out.
But in the video, with nine guys (OK, eight as many point out that one guy on the left just chilling) helping to lift just a fraction of the SUV, separately, each is probably dead lifting, at most 200 pounds.
What would’ve taken a tow truck more than an hour everyone does in less than thirty seconds.
Many in the comments point out how this older man shouldn’t be driving, and quite honestly anyone not familiar with the area could’ve made that mistake. I’m sure these Belle Tire employees have got this impromptu service down to a science.
Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt, the only injury a bruised ego.
Have you ever gotten your car stuck driving in an unfamiliar place? Let me know in the comments below.