A good deed has warmed the heart of Jacqui Fowler after it was discovered that hungry mice had caused her car to suddenly stop working during the city's biggest snowfall in years.
The Cudal woman had made her way to Orange on Thursday with her two kids to experience all the snow had to offer.
But before they had a real chance to enjoy themselves, her car died in Kenna Street. A passer-by managed to give them a jump start, but it didn't take.
"We were starting to panic a little bit," Mrs Fowler said.
"I called roadside assistance and they weren't very useful, so my husband, who was in Canberra, contacted Darren Riches at Mycar Tyre and Auto in K-Mart.
"We've lived in Orange prior to moving to Cudal and we always used him to service our car. So my husband asked if he could do us a favour and he agreed to come out and help us."
From there, he checked the car and stayed with the family for nearly two hours.
"He got the car running enough that we could get enough power to get where we needed to go," she added.
"He didn't take payment, just glad to get us going."
Mrs Fowler was counting her lucky stars, especially when she found out the cause of the problem.
"There's mice everywhere, particularly out here in the country so apparently what had happened was the wires leading to my alternator had been chewed to the point where they were actually missing," she said.
"It was luck that we came out into Orange because it could have died at any time."
The mother added that the whole experience left her feeling appreciative.
"It was fantastic. I don't know anything about how to fix a car and my children are older so they were okay," she said.
"It made you feel really good, thinking that there really are good people out there. Because the weather was terrible he could have just said that he didn't want to drive out there or he was busy.
"But the fact he took the time out to come out and did all of that and stayed there with us, it makes you feel like there really are good people out there.
"It could have been any day that this happened."
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