Small town friendly

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Letter to the editor

On Thursday, July 15, around 2:00 p.m. with the temperature around 92 degrees, I witnessed small town kindness unfold.

A vacationing family from Florida, on their way to a NC campground, became stranded at the Tryon Food Store when both their batteries in their truck camper died.

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My son, Nathan, and I tried to revive them with booster cables, but both batteries were toast.

I took the driver to Stott’s Ford and immediately Gary in the Parts Department said, “We have just what you need.”

Then Miguel, the Service Manager, got engaged and encouraged the driver to provide his truck’s VIN to protect the new battery’s warranty, regardless of his location. 

Since the visitor’s truck was stuck at the Tryon Food Store, Miguel drove to it to get the needed information for the warranty documentation.

At the same time, JC from the Service Department, drove separately to the camper and installed both new batteries for the family. 

From the moment their camper “died” till they were back on the road took less than one hour. 

The good deeds by Stott’s Ford and Tryon Food Store made me feel good to call Tryon home. Small town friendly, golden rule grounded.

Bob Wolf