In a Facebook dated February 22, Marshalltown resident Todd Steinkamp praised the generosity of “Glenn”, a Wisconsin mechanic who went out of his way to help him out when he found himself in a pickle.
Mr. Steinkamp said that he was on his way to a funeral interstate when his car suddenly started making a grinding noise, so he pulled up to an auto service garage. There, he’d meet Glenn Geib, the garage’s 74-year-old mechanic.
The man recounts how Glenn noticed how he was all dressed up and asked him where he was off. Then, after a few minutes of chatting, the elderly mechanic then “reached into his pocket, pulled out the keys to HIS own vehicle and said ‘Take my truck. Fill it up with gas, don’t turn on the emergency lights and get going.’
Here’s the original Facebook post:
Let me tell you the story of Glenn. I had to go to a funeral yesterday up by Green Bay, Wisconsin. As it was a long…
After the funeral, Todd went back and offered his thanks, as well as took the time to chat a bit more with the 74-year-old mechanic who helped out a stranger without any hesitation.
Todd wrote, “Glen … the 74 year old mechanic with a grip of steel turned a terrible day into a good one with a great lesson … ‘just be kind and help if you can’. He also urged people to stop into Lauritzen Sport Shop and say hi to Glenn in the garage whenever they find themselves in Wild Rose, Wisconsin.
What a truly touching story.