For 50 Years, This "Highway Man" Has Helped Strangers Stranded on the Freeway
When he was 16 years old, Thomas Weller drove his car into a ditch. A man came along and rescued him, asking only that Thomas pay it forward one day. Since that day 48 years ago, Thomas, a.k.a. “The San Diego Highwayman,” has been rescuing people stranded on the side of the road. Often people cry when they realize Thomas is simply there to help them. Thomas will hand them a card that says, “You don’t owe me a thing. I’ve been there too. Someone once helped me out, just the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here’s what you do: don’t let the chain of love end with you.” His one desire? That the ripples spreading out from his acts of kindness will spread wide and help others in turn.