Last night was a sad déjà vu of the crisis that occurs every time it rains in Cairo. Mothers were stuck in their cars with their kids for hours, school buses were unable to drop off children at their homes on time, and many people even missed their flights!
Although the situation seemed disastrous and depressing, some people showed that there is always light in the darkest of moments and gave us hope in humanity after all. That’s why I believe they should be praised and thanked.
I came across this Facebook post of seven guys announcing their willingness to help those whose cars are drowning in the massive puddles of rain, free of charge. These life savers and heroes of the hour are: Mahmoud Osama, Andrew Eskaros, Mohamed Ezz, Amr Osama, Amr Mansour, Sherif Khairy, and El Husseiny . They added a mobile number so that anyone going through the same problem can contact them easily and mentioned that they can provide their services in any location in Cairo.
While it was sad watching videos of cars and buses drenched and stuck in the huge puddles of water in the middle of the streets, seeing this rescue squad go out of their way to help those in need was heart-warming, especially knowing that they used their own Jeeps to do that. Yesterday, they succeeded in saving more than 20 cars, school buses, and micro-buses full of passengers.
This inspiring rescue squad makes me feel that there is still faith in humanity and that some people are still willing to offer a helping hand without asking for anything in return.
A big shout out to those noble guys and anyone who offered help in yesterday’s rain chaos!