I was driving home from work around 9 pm on a back road in upstate NY on a cold winter night. My car suddenly quit running and I couldn't get it started again. I tried reaching my husband on my cell phone but it went right to voice mail. I could see house lights in the distance but wasn't sure I could make it on the snow covered road. After spending several minutes trying to decide what to do and my panic level rising rapidly, a car suddenly pulled up beside me. The woman driver rolled down her window and asked if I was all right. I explained my situation and she offered to drive me home - 15 miles away. Clearly it was out of her way, but she insisted on taking me. When we arrived, I was so relieved and thanked her but didn't think to get her name so I could thank her properly. So to repay her random act of kindness, I have tried to pay it forward whenever the opportunity arises.