Thomas Weller sows seeds of kindness on the freeways of San Diego, California. A mechanic by training, Weller stops to help stranded motorists with flat tires, overheated engines and other roadside crises. Ask him why he does this, and he will hand you a card that reads: "Assisting you has been my pleasure. I ask for no payment other than for you to pass on the favor by helping someone else in distress that you may encounter."

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  • andrew

    Thank you Thomas Weller for reminding us our duty to neighbors... anyone that we come across...

  • San Diego Highwayman

    I LOVE doin this kinda thing! especially, when I git things like *this* back :) ya jist never know ---- the simplist thing of the many I kin do fer others -- Subj: Thankin you Date: 6/8/2013 10:16:23 AM Pacific Daylight Time I just wanted to let everyone how blessed I felt that hot morning that I ran out of gas on the 163 north. I had to go to court that morning my sons father was evicting me from the home, I had been on disability for 3 months from my job with a back injury but hadn't received a check, I had no money but couldn't miss court downtown. So I just tried to make it from chula vista. I made it there but on the way back was a different story. I was stuck on the side of the freeway no phone, no water very hot no money! I didn't know what to do. I just thought I would sit there forever. I really felt hopeless. Then I looked in my rearview mirror and saw ghostbusters! I thought I was seeing things. Then there was a man at the passenger door asking if he could help. I told him I was out of gas and he said that's no problem I can help you and before I knew it he was back with gas I was overwhelmed I gave him a big hug and he said that was worth it. He gave me his cards jumped in his car and was on his way. I got in my car in tears overcome by his kindness on this horrible day. I looked at his card and couldn't believe it since then I have told everyone I meet about the highway man some know of him. Others can't believe he exists. To you mr. Highway man I say this : not too long after I was running errands , I passed by several timesduring the day and noticed an old car with its hood up in the parking lot, after the third time I pulled in and approached the car. A young man shaved head covered in tatoos kinda scruffy looking was under the hood. I inquired about his troubles he said he had been there all day he needed a part he had to wait for his friend to get off work to get a ride to the parts store. Being a woman alone my options in helping him were limited. I opened my wallet took out a twenty and your card and gave them to the man, I told him I can't help much but maybe this will help he wanted my address to send the money back but I just waved wished him good luck and went on my way! Love ya highway man! "it is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that we cannot sincerely help another without helping ourselves in the bargain" thankee to all who've posted here -- GOOD onya!

  • Ron

    Reminds me of my father who I never saw pass over one in need. Its good to see there are more like him.

  • Mahdi

    thank you for your kindness>>>

  • Michael

    I was inspired by the way that other people began to do help others too. Ecclesiastes 11:1.

  • Lois

    This is how the humans were meant to behave and it really does not cost money . It does cost thought! Didnot get my copy of Karma this week, may 3/2013 . Need it desperately. Although , I rarely comment they really I prove. My life. Thank you! Lois

  • anne

    The wonderful acts of kindness that Thomas does for total strangers is amazing. Will always be grateful for people like him. Thank You & keep up the good work !

  • Anne-Marie

    What a wonderful message :) thanks for sharing KT! :)

  • Sethi

    Awesome . Thank you .

  • Isoul

    I looooove it!!! Sooo inspirational 👍 ahoooo for the amazing beings on this planet earth🌎

  • Jeffrey Farrar Dean

    Paying it forward always inspires me.

  • David

    So much can be learned from this. Awesome. :-)

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    May we All plant seeds and help each other. Thank you Karma tube for sharing Thomas Weller's LOVELY work. Thomas here's a few hugs for you: HUG HUG HUG!!!!!! :) <3

  • Fely Lopez

    Very inspiring and worth reflecting....continue with the journey of sowing the good seed...what matters most are the intangible things you shared to everyone..I always pray good health, prosperity and more blessings so that you may continue to be a blessing to others...

  • Tina

    The truth of the heart paying it forward.... Its so true never expect something back it will just happen.. laws of the universe...

  • iris

    We need more Thomasessssss all over the place. Love given unconditionally is the answer. Blessings Thom

  • Marc

    I love you Tom!!!

  • Mshai

    Great.May God richly bless you.

  • Tina

    Tears in my eyes -- this is wonderful. Kindness is always inspiring. Humble and practical acts are the best of all. Person to person...that's the greatest thing in life. Thank you, sir, for the inspiration!

  • Tamilyn

    awww tom you made my tears of joy over flow at the point where you said "thats my garden growing..." so simple but profound .. may your highway travels always be safe my friend

  • Marshall

    Just imagine what our world would be like if "Acts of Kindness" was the rally cry defining the 99%.

  • James Stavig

    That was a great story and I will do my part in helping others, who need help. We all wish for a better world and a nicer society, but it takes our actions, not just thoughts and hopes to get to that "better world" that we all hope for.

  • KaZ Sat Siri

    This is LOVE in action. He is an angel on earth.

  • Miz Annie

    Many blessings to Thomas. May we all act that way every day in whatever way we are able.

  • navin sata

    angels among us good humanbeing,makes the world go round,good role model for all of us

  • Vicky

    My work is about paying it forward in kindness and it is wonderful to see there are more people doing the same thing.

  • Arun Solochin

    Did anyone notice those lovely tears when he knew the kindness was passed. I wish to live for a moment like that someday. Thank You so so much Thomas, I promise to stop my car to help someone soon.

  • Mevin Pillay

    A hand that Helps is better than a hand thay prays. Service to man is service to God

  • Dagen

    I believe that we can have heaven on earth if we all helped each other, shared what we have with each other and really cared about each other's happininess. Tom is living that promise.

  • Jean

    If we could all do one act of kindness for one person, so how much better this world will be. Please start now, as little it has it may be just start now..

  • jas!

    WOW,this is a message that should be passed off,the guy is very caring hats off to you!

  • Eda

    honesty

  • Brian

    Way to go guys!!! Seeds of hope...keep the torch lit!!!! Careful out there on the road...we need you well...Peace..

  • Teran

    I do this, only in Sacramento. I do it for the same reason he does.

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