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Mrs Mac seeks mystery helper

KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: June McQuillin is looking for the Good Samaritan who stopped by the roadside to help her after a run of car troubles.
KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: June McQuillin is looking for the Good Samaritan who stopped by the roadside to help her after a run of car troubles. Amber Hooker

JUNE McQuillin is familiar to most in the Central Highlands as "Mrs Mac", but it is a stranger the retired Emerald Eagles soccer club stalwart seeks.

She is looking for the identity of someone who recently did her a big favour.

After two bouts of bad luck on her way to Carmila - where she and her husband will retire from their lives in Emerald - the kindness of a "Good Samaritan" put Mrs Mac at ease in her time of need - and now she is determined to thank him.

"I drove from here to pick the mail up at the Gemfields, and leaving the Gemfields to go to Capella I hit a 'roo," Mrs Mac recalled of the Wednesday, November 18 afternoon.

After some men assessed the damage in Capella, Mrs Mac continued on along the Fitzroy Development Rd, but 20km from the Middlemount turn-off her bonnet flew up and smashed her windscreen.

Clinging to the side of her car, her "old knees shaking", a road worker - who Mrs Mac believes works for council or maybe a company called 'Refelections' - approached her and lent a helping hand.

"He pulled the bonnet down, he tied the bonnet up, he cleaned the inside for me, and the seat," Mrs Mac said.

"I remember he told me 'one good turn deserves another, so you can pass it on'.

"I would love to find out who he was, or where he comes from, just to say 'thank you'."

Mrs Mac continued on to Carmila where, despite sporting a headache, enjoyed a family reunion with her sisters, brother and sister-in-law.

She said without the man's help, she "would be history", and felt it was important to let someone know when they made a difference in your life.

"If it's someone nice behind the counter you say 'thank you, thank you very much for your work'."

If anyone can help find Mrs Mac's Good Samaritan, please contact CQ News.

Topics:  carmilla, emerald, help


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