Andy Studebaker normally doesn't stop to help troubled motorists, but there was something different about Tyler Jones.
Studebacker, a backup linebacker on the Indianapolis Colts, was running errands with his wife and young daughter recently when he noticed Jones' car was pulled over on the side of the road, and smoke was coming from the engine. As it turned out, Jones didn't have a cell phone on him and couldn't call for assistance.
"Sometimes you just know when somebody needs help,'' Studebaker told the Indianapolis Star. "Just sort of felt it in my gut.''
Studebacker went above and beyond in helping Jones. He made arrangements for Jones' car to get towed, and after the car was taken away, he even drove Jones around town to help him finish his errands.
Jones expressed his gratitude to Studebaker in a post on the Colts' Facebook page.
"I now know the meaning of true heroism in today's world," Jones wrote. "This man literally decided to give up most of his day and time to ensure that I could go about my own day with a few less problems on my plate."
Here's the full text of Jones' Facebook post:
"Andy Studebaker, I know this is long lonnng over do, but this is my personal thank you to you for all that you are. I now know the meaning of true heroism in today’s world. To shed a little light on this for everyone else: Andy Studebaker a.k.a. Linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts stopped and assisted me(more like rescued me) when my car broke down on the highway on the west side if Indianapolis. Not only did he make sure that my vehicle and I were safe before parting ways but he also took the time out of his day to FINISH MY errands knowing that I no means of transportations. This man literally decided to give up most of his day and time to ensure that I could go about my own day with a few less problems on my plate. Even more amazing is that he was WITH his family and running errands of his own during his personal time when he decided to stop help me get going and on my way. Thank you again Mr. Studebaker for all the time, effort, money, advice and kind service that you provided for me and that cold and dreary day."
Studebaker, 28, is in his first season with the Colts. He's tallied five tackles this year and has a total of 88 in his career with the Eagles, Chiefs, Jaguars and Colts.
(H/T to For The Win)
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