Debo McNab, 78, went to fill daughter Sophy's car with petrol, and when her credit card didn't work a good samaritain paid. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
Debo McNab, 78, went to fill daughter Sophy's car with petrol, and when her credit card didn't work a good samaritain paid. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

Kind stranger pays $72 fuel bill

DEBO McNab filled up her daughter's car and pulled out her credit card to pay the $72 bill. But the card was declined.

The Noosa Civic service station attendant suggested Ms McNab pop over to the bank across the road to sort out the problem.

The panicked 78-year-old went across to the bank, but it had just closed.

As she walked back to the service station she was met with angry motorists banked up behind her borrowed car.

It was then that a stranger decided to save the day.

"People shook their fists and yelled at her to get out of the way," Ms McNab's daughter Sophy Blake said.

"She was really flustered but came back into the servo to find that she was free to go.

"An anonymous lady had paid her $72 fuel bill and did not leave her name but simply said 'it's OK, what goes around comes around'."

Ms Blake, of Cooroibah, said her mum, visiting from Victoria, was "completely overwhelmed" by the ordeal, but her faith had been restored in humanity.

"After all the terrible experiences, people yelling and shaking their fists, then there are these lovely good Samaritans," she said.

"Whoever that lady was, a huge thank you from all of us for looking after my darling mother. She's glowing that such an awful situation can turn out so well.

"Bless her, what an amazing lady. I hope lovely things come back to her. I'm sure they will."


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