Race To Do Good

, , | Hopeless | April 25, 2017

Many years ago I was doing the Zoo Run 10K at the Metro Toronto Zoo and my boyfriend (now my husband) meets me at the hotel before the race. He says, “I have bad news. On my way to work my tire blew so I can either get it fixed first and miss seeing the race, or we’ll have to skip walking around the zoo after and get it fixed before the garage closes.” I tell him to go ahead and get it fixed first so we can still spend the day at the zoo together. Anyway, I cross the finish line and text him and he texts back, “I’m looking right at you.”

Turns out he went to the Canadian Tire near the zoo and there was a two-hour wait for service. He said, “I know this isn’t your problem, but my girlfriend is doing the Zoo Run 10K right now and it would really mean a lot to her if I was at the finish line.” Apparently they had him in and out of there within 45 minutes.

I emailed the company after and the person who wrote back assured me that those employees would be recognized. They truly went “above and beyond” for a customer.

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