It had already been an emotional morning for Todd Steinkamp, and car troubles were the last thing he needed on his plate. But to his dismay, he heard a loud, grinding sound coming front his front left tire, and knew that he wasn’t going to make it on time.

The Iowa resident was on a drive to Green Bay, Wisconsin to a funeral, and was distraught to find he was only 70 miles away from his destination after already having driven 300 miles.

Steinkamp spotted a convenience store, Lauritzen Sports, and saw it was connected to an auto shop. He knew his chances of finding someone on duty at 7 a.m. on a Monday were pretty slim, but decided to try his luck.

He noticed a man, Glenn Geib, stocking oil on shelves, and Steinkamp tapped him on the shoulder and asked if he knew someone who could help. Geib, who was wearing a flannel shirt and trucker hat replied, “I’m the mechanic here. What are you all dressed up for?”

Steinkamp explained he was on his way to a funeral, and was going to be very late. Geib told him to pull it around back to see if he can fix it. But to be able to fix it, he would have to order the part, which could take a couple hours.

Steinkamp was sent to a store down the street that had a single rental car, and found out it wasn’t even available. Steinkamp was distraught. He had no idea what he was going to do. And then, Geib did something that no one was expecting.

“Take my truck. Fill it up with gas, don’t turn on the emergency lights and get going. She’ll do 120 miles per hour if you need it to,” said Geib.

At that time, Steinkamp hadn’t even known the mans name, and he didn’t know his, but Geib didn’t take no for an answer. So, Steinkamp hopped in the truck, and got going.

The story of how he ended up in the truck with emergency lights on the top was the talk of the luncheon proceeding the funeral. He returned 7 hours later, and exchanged cars yet again.

Then later in the week, Steinkamp posted about the encounter on Facebook, and it went viral. But everyone who knows Geib said they weren’t surprised by his actions, and he probably didn’t think it was a big deal, but he had no idea how much his actions meant to Steinkamp.

We are so grateful for people like Geib, who are so willing to help, and doesn’t even question the situation.

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