Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sarah Meyer spent the night in a Starbucks as she waited for her car to be repaired
A woman whose tire blew out in an emergency situation while she was driving her young son to school spent the night at a Starbucks after the man who found her called police.
Sarah Meyer said the air pressure in her car began to drop, and she decided to pull over to pull off the road before calling emergency services.
Sarah reported the situation and her son to police, but before they could get out of their car and investigate further she said she fell asleep.
The crash in Carrollton, Tennessee, happened when she pulled onto a stop sign.
“The engine blew out and the tires took us up an embankment,” she told News Channel 5.
“I woke up in the middle of the night, and it was like a nightmare. I didn’t know what was going on.”
Image copyright Sarah Meyer Image caption Sarah said when she woke up the light just kept going on and off
Her mother witnessed the incident, and Sarah said her mother called 911. A couple passing by stopped to help her out and drove to a service station where a technician pulled the car out of the swamp.
Sarah was then taken to hospital where the mechanic measured the pressure in her car to see how severe the blowout had been.
She said the technician had kept the pressure at a normal level.
One day later, in the same service station, Sarah’s car was towed to a shop to be fixed and wasn’t supposed to be left in the shop overnight.
Image copyright Sarah Meyer Image caption A service station mechanic found that Sarah’s air pressure had fallen when the car’s tyres started to fill with water
But a strange thing happened. Sarah said she fell asleep at a Starbucks table, and just got her cup back when she woke up.
A woman saw the story on NewsChannel 5 and saw her tyres were not pumped up in the shop so she called the police who she knew as their contractor.
She told the woman who she was calling about a story similar to what Sarah had gone through.
Sarah was stranded at a service station overnight, but then hours later she got a Facebook message asking her if she was upset because she had waited in the service station for hours, and wanted to help her out.
The next day Sarah said she had a full house and her car back in working order.
Carrollton police credited the mother with helping Sarah.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sarah and her three children are now reunited after the ordeal
She told ABC News “to help others, other moms need to stay in the car” rather than call out on social media.
Carrollton police offered a special thank you.
“She did exactly what you are supposed to do, call 911 for emergencies. And to help Sarah, Sarah is forever thanks for you. She will never forget what you did for her,” Carrollton police Captain Tommy Parker told NewsChannel 5.
Sarah was also given $100 (£77) to spend at another Starbucks.
Sarah and her family now have a free Thanksgiving meal thanks to a crowd-funding campaign.
Her story was also highlighted by Tennessee radio station WVLT and the car was picked up for repairs by a man from Louisiana who owns a company that does the repair work for free.
This is the second good Samaritan case in recent months. Last November, an Austrian couple found a hot dog smashed into a river, rather than eaten by their dog, and offered it to a man struggling to save his daughter who was swept away by a river in Britain.