The good Samaritan couple stops to help an 80-year-old driver who was lost from Arizona to Wisconsin
Taking it one step further! The good Samaritan couple stops to help an 80-year-old driver who was repeatedly lost from Arizona to Wisconsin and then rerouted their journey so he could follow them and now they will drive 1,660 MILES so he can send them back to his house
- Dennis, from Arizona, had tried to visit his son in Madison, Wisconsin, but repeatedly lost his way
- Tracy Eckhardt went to TikTok to share video and photos of her fiancé – Elton Hood – and help Dennis get directions to his son’s house
- But Dennis got lost and needed the help of the couple, who decided to drive him to Madison
- The couple are currently taking the man back to his home in Arizona
A warm-hearted couple in Illinois helped an elderly man who drove from Arizona for a week and got lost because he couldn’t reach his family in Wisconsin.
Tracy Eckhardt went to TikTok on Tuesday to share videos and photos of her and her fiancé’s accidental meeting with Dennis, an 80-year-old man who would visit his son.
In a video showing the moving moment, Eckhardt explains that her fiancé – Elton Hood – started assisting the man after the two picked up the conversation at a truck stop.
Tracy Eckhardt and Elton Hood met Dennis – an 80-year-old from Heber-Overgaard, Arizona – and helped him reach his son in Madison, Wisconsin
The Good Samaritan, who found that Dennis was lost, took time to write directions hoping to help him and even spoke to the man’s son to inform him of his father’s whereabouts.
Eckhardt’s fiancé then put the directions in a GPS in the old man’s tank, making sure Dennis had a full tank and his phone number in case he got lost again.
About 15 minutes after the couple’s departure, Dennis got lost again and called for help.
The couple made sure Dennis was ready before going their separate ways, but the old man disappeared just 15 minutes later. It was then that the couple decided to help him get to Wisconsin
After a short lunch, the trio made it to Madison. Eckhardt would share a follow-up video that Dennis would make a return trip to Arizona, but his family wouldn’t accompany him
The pair then decided to have Dennis towed in their car, a three-hour drive from Woodhull, Illinois, to Madison.
The nu trio stopped for lunch as the pair listened to stories from the man’s life before hitting the road again.
“Neither of us could bear the thought – if we saw a missing person alarm or if something bad happened to him, if we had the potential to help turn this around and not do it. That wouldn’t work for any of us, ”said Eckhardt, WMTV reports.
Eckhardt would share a follow-up video of Dennis making a return trip to Arizona, but added that circumstances prevent his family from making the trip with him.
The couple met Dennis again and decided to drive him back to Heber-Overgaard, Arizona
The couple met Dennis again and decided to drive him back to Heber-Overgaard, Arizona.
While accepting Venmo donations for the trip, Eckhardt claimed that any remaining donations after getting Dennis home would go to the Veterans Association.
An additional video shows the trio enjoying their trip with their new friend.
The clip shows that Dennis is happy to be with his new friend on the 19 hour trip.
The couple (right) poses with Dennis (center) and his son (left)