Truckers Block Highway, The Reason Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity!


It was back in April 2018 that the incredible
and moving photo which you’re about to see was taken. I don’t know about you but I hate using the
highway, or motorway as we call it here in the UK. Sometimes everything just works great and
the traffic flows and you get where you want to go. Other times you find yourself in a gridlock,
getting all wound up and stressed out wondering what on earth is going on in the road ahead. It’s so frustrating when you don’t know what’s
going on or how long it’s going to take. In this instance, I don’t think I would have
guessed what was going on! Back in April, a poor desperate soul had come
to the awful conclusion that he had to take his own life. It was his plan to jump from the bridge into
oncoming traffic, and end it all in a most awful way. I can’t imagine how desperate a person must
be to consider something like this, but I do know I mustn’t judge. Far too many people, especially young men,
are ending their lives nowadays that we must take every instance like this completely seriously. It was officer Michael Shaw who arrived on
the scene, and was responsible for the safety of the individual ioin question. Michael’s immediate issue wasn’t to solve
all of this man’s problems, but instead, just to keep him alive. It was then that he found himself in that
nightmare scenario, talking to a man literally on the edge, a man who had had enough, and
for who words just didn’t cut it. That’s when officer Shaw knew that action
was required, and he came up with his genious idea. Thinking well outside the box, officer Shaw
got on the radio to any and all truckers in the area, and recruited them for help. And here’s the beautiful part, they all came
to the rescue, without hesitation, and stayed put for four whole hours! So what’s going on here? As you can see from the photo, all the trucks
are parked shoulder to shoulder under the bridge, much reducing the distance to impact
while all flowing traffic was diverted. This didn’t solve the desperate man’s problems,
but for the time being, it worked. The man’s immediate issue, staying alive,
was solved, and he lived to fight anither day. Most importantly, he is now able to find the
help he needs and hopefully, begin picking up the pieces. Many of us, including myself have had friends
who have committed suicide, and one of the most heartbreaking things is that so many
of those who survive their own attempts report immediately regretting their decision. Let’s do everything in our power to look out
for our friends and family, if you’re in trouble, speak to friends and family, a trusted member
of the clergy will always know where to find help, and a simple google search in your country
will give you phone numbers of people specially trained to help people with suicidal thoughts. In the USA it’s the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. In the UK its 116123, where you reach the
Samaritans. Share this heartwarming story with your friends
and family, and next time you’re stuck in traffic, take a deep breath, and try not to
judge!

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