Growing up in Pennsylvania (actual Pennsylvania, not Philadelphia), everyone knew the Amish.
While the highest population of Amish live in the Lancaster area, you can find little villages of them all throughout the state and I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a family packed inside a horse drawn buggy and had to swerve around them on some backroad.
Truthfully, it seems like a hard but fulfilling lifestyle and I have nothing but respect for people who decided to stop evolving with the world in the 1800’s and are still out there doing their thing.
If you ever get the chance to talk with them, you’ll find out that they can be some of the nicest people on the planet as well, and one family in Ethridge, Tennessee found this out first hand when they needed some help just the other day.
Like most places in the country, western Tennessee got hit with a bunch of snow this week and many southern drivers didn’t exactly know what to do, so there were more than a few vehicles spun out on the side of the road.
One of those vehicles was a Chevy Suburban, which wound up in a roadside ditch despite having four wheel drive. A bit embarrassing if you ask me, but then again I grew up in a place where it snowed from November to April and school wasn’t canceled unless there was about 10 inches on the ground, so you figured out how to maneuver about pretty quickly.
Fortunately for the folks in that SUV, a local Amish man happened to be driving past in his horse and buggy and pulled over to see if he could help.
He wound up hooking his horses up to the tow hitch of the Suburban and with a little help from some people pushing in the front, pulled the SUV right out of the ditch and got it back on the road with barely any trouble.
Gotta love the Amish helping out us normies. Technology sure is helpful, but as this video shows, sometimes the basics are all you need to get out of a pinch.