I just ran up to CVS with my son to go to the ATM machine to get him cash, he is going to Lake George this weekend with a friend of his who is in our Covid bubble.
I wanted to walk, he wanted to drive, so we compromised and took the Suburban.
On the way home from CVS a young guy in an old clunker mercury did a u-turn and smacked into the back of my Suburban, hitting the back wheel and bumper. ((how do you NOT see a white Suburban?)) We went up the street and pulled into a church parking lot where he looked at his car and I looked at mine, his license plate bracket and front bumper are damaged my Suburban has a couple more scratches. My car was not in a state where it would win a prize at a car show before this incident so I am not concerned about another scratch. My wheel took a good bit of the impact so I asked him to follow me down Carlin Springs for a couple of miles so I could see if anything was wobbling. Nothing was so I pulled off into a parking lot. We got out of our cars, he went around to the back of his car on the passenger side and I noticed a car seat as I was telling him my car was fine. He leaned in to tend to an infant, picking up a bottle and putting it in the baby mouth.
As he was tending to the baby we were talking, he was paying attention to the baby while we continued to talk. I dug into my pocket and got out 5 of my freshly acquired 20s and put them on his instrument cluster. Nicholas and I then got in our newly scratched Suburban and drove away without waiting to see his response.
On the way home Nicholas and I talked about how far $100 would go for a young parent with an infant and an old beat up car (diapers / gas / food). We also talked about how fortunate we are that Jessica and I are both working and in a position that we can potentially help others.