Alabama Lube and Tire Crew Fix Boy’s Favorite Bike
Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact, as a mom discovered first-hand in one of the most unlikely places, reported Laura Christmas to WHNT19 News. Loud noises and calls across greased tools could be heard from Ed’s Fast Lube and Tire in Albertville, Alabama. It’s a busy place, and it was business as usual one day until the guys got an unusual request.
“We don’t normally work on anything like that,” said manager Cameron Knight. “The guys jumped on board, though, just to help someone out.”
Sarah Alexander, Braden’s mom, had made her own promise.
“I promised Braden I would find a way to fix his bike,” Alexander said. “I bought a new chain, but we didn’t have a way to put it on. I thought I would just go to this express lube and see what they said. He has autism, and his bike is very important to him. He’s proud of it. He takes good care of it.”
The single mom of three can do a lot, but didn’t have what she needed to fix her 11-year-old son’s bike.
“I said, I have a question, but it has nothing to do with a car,” Alexander explained. The guys at Ed’s got right to work.
“Everyone started working on it. They put the chain on it. His handle bars were really loose, so they tightened those. One of the guys even test drove it,” Alexander added. “There were at least six of them working to help — trying to help.”
“Every one of us jumped on it and got it done really quickly for them,” Knight said. “Just helping someone out in the community, you know?”
“They’re just good. They’re didn’t want anything in return,” Alexander said.
It goes to show you, sometimes it’s a small act of kindness that goes a long way.