Pay It Forward: A stranger’s kindness

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Over the summer, a family in need of roadside assistance received help from a stranger.

As a thank you for changing their flat tire on a local highway, they contacted FOX 4 News in order to to Pay It Forward.

"We were driving to the Starlight (Theater) and had a flat tire and we didn't know
what to do," Janna Klinkhardt said.

Klinkhardt, her mother, sister-in-law and niece had tickets to see "The Little Mermaid," but their plans were deflated.

"I don't think we were stopped more than a minute before my guardian angel shows up," Klinkhardt explained.

Helston Singleton had just left work when he saw the women across the street in the Water Department parking lot on 63rd Street.

After counting out $300, the women and FOX 4 News headed over to the community center where Singleton works.

"We wanted to say thank you for helping us when we were in distress, trying to make it to Starlight and we wanted to pay it forward," Klinkhardt told Singleton.

As the group watched, Klinkhardt's niece counted out the money.

"One hundred, two hundred, three hundred. Thank you," she said as he hugged Singleton.

"This is just something I did, because it was just the right thing to do," Singleton told FOX 4 News.

FOX 4 is always looking for Pay It Forward story suggestions.  To send them to us, click here.

Our only rule is that the recipient can't be related to you.

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