In September 2018, a good Samaritan who happened to be a nurse stopped to help injured victims at the site of a terrible crash involving several motorcycles. A year later, the woman’s young daughter had an unexpected and much-welcomed encounter with a large number of bikers who were involved in the accident and who wanted to show their gratitude in the most heartfelt way.
Daryn Sturch, a mother from Chili, Indiana, was in the car with her daughter Bryanne when she came across the accident. “When I pulled up, it looked like one of them had lost control, and their bikes [got] tangled,” she explained to Good Morning America.
According to CNN, Sturch claimed she felt compelled to stop and help the victims, some of whom were critically injured. The woman treated the riders, who were affiliated to the Milwaukee Iron Biker Group, until paramedics arrived.
After the event, Sturch reached out to the group over Facebook to check on the status of the people she helped treat. Luckily, all the injured bikers had survived, and an unlikely friendship developed over the social media platform. “I started getting a lot of messages from bikers thanking me for being there that day,” she told CNN.
It was on Sept. 7, 2019, about a year after the original event, when the mother posted a photo of Bryanne outside her home, having set up her very own lemonade stand. Unfortunately, the day had been ruined by rain.
Yet, a member of the biker group saw the picture and said they would be in the area the following week and asked for the stand to be reopened then.
Lemonade stand currently open in Chili for interested parties…🍋
What the mother did not expect was for 30 bikers to show up at Bryanne’s lemonade stand on Sept. 15. Some were victims of the original crash, whose lives Sturch had saved that day. The mother said she hadn’t seen any of them since the event. “Not only did they make my daughter’s lemonade stand unforgettable, but reuniting with these people and seeing how well they are doing was such a fantastic surprise,” the woman said, per WRTV.
“I had no idea how many there would be, and they were so generous,” Sturch said. “She was charging $1, and I bet every one of them gave a $5 or $10 or $20. [Bryanne] was as happy as she could be.”
They also took a memorable group photo together.
Thank you Milwaukee Iron for stopping at Bryanne’s lemonade stand and making her day. We love the T-shirt’s. #greatpeople
According to Sturch, Bryanne “was so happy and surprised, and afterward, she told me she thought there were nice people in the world.”
Among the bikers who visited the stand was Mary Henry, who had also been injured during the accident. “Seeing Daryn and her family, it turned out to be a great day,” Henry shared. “It was meant to be that she was there to help that day.”
This story shows how one act of kindness and selflessness can bring very unlikely people together.
“I think it’s a perfect example of how just because you don’t look the same way or dress the same way or have the same hobbies or interests doesn’t mean we don’t have the same core values inside us,” Sturch stated. “We shouldn’t make assumptions about people, we should just love each other.”
Watch the video of 30 bikers queuing at the lemonade stand:
If a picture is worth a thousand words — this video is worth so much more! ♥♥ A group of bikers made this little girl's day when they stopped by her lemonade stand to grab a cold drink — But there's more to the story: https://bit.ly/2kpnBOY.
Опубликовано RTV6 (WRTV – Indianapolis) Вторник, 17 сентября 2019 г.