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Man Saves Woman with Children after Car Accident, She Proposes Marriage to Him Later – Story of the Day

Rita Kumar
Jul 27, 2022
07:30 P.M.
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A devoted boyfriend who wondered if his girlfriend would make a perfect life partner was startled when another unknown woman he'd saved in a recent car crash knocked on his door with a marriage proposal.

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To some, their life partners are meant to share more than just common ground and love. For 29-year-old Madison bachelor Eric Van, he only wanted a wife who'd share his common interests and helping tendencies.

Eric met a young and naïve Isabella, who he felt was a seamless match. The two had been dating for six months when Eric doubted if Isabella was the one he would spend his life with. Their equations matched, and she seemed perfect, but he felt she still lacked something.

One evening, while returning from their date, the couple noticed a speeding car that tried to avoid a collision and ultimately rammed onto a tree. As fate may have planned it, the tragedy led Eric to the answers he was looking for...

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"Jesus Christ! I hope they're alright!" Eric shrieked as he unfastened his seat belt and rushed out of his car. He approached the vehicle that had slightly bumped onto his before ramming its bonnet on the tree.

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"I just told you what was in my heart. No hurry. Take your time," the woman said, leaving Eric confused in deciding what was best for him.

"Miss? Are you alright?" he shouted, trying to pull out the young woman who was half-unconscious inside. She was hurt, and behind the car were two injured children, who seemed to be aged 7 and 8.

"Isabella, come quickly!" Eric shouted out to his girlfriend. "Help me bring them out!"

The young woman who was still inside the car reluctantly approached the crash site and grew sick in seeing the injuries the woman and the kids sustained. "Eewww, Eric, you know I'm a bit phobic about seeing blood. I'm not touching them and getting my costly dress stained!"

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"Seriously???" Eric retorted. After a momentous struggle, he pulled out the woman and the kids. "Make way. I'm taking them to the hospital."

Eric put the woman and the children in his car and got into the driver's seat. He told Isabella to stay near the wrecked vehicle and wait until the cops arrived. "I informed 911, and they should be here any minute. Then you can go home. I'll come for you once they're okay," Eric said.

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Isabella was furious and started arguing with Eric. "Are you leaving your girlfriend in the middle of nowhere for some stranger?" she fumed.

"Honey, please try to understand. I don't have time to argue. They need to get to the hospital. I'll see you later," Eric said as he drove past a disappointed and angry Isabella.

The woman was so mad that she immediately took her phone and texted Eric, furious. She called him names and cursed him for choosing to help a stranger over her.

"You ruined our date, and you better get a new car!" read one of her messages. "I am not going out with you again in that dirty, stained car!"

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Eric had no time to check his phone. He drove as fast as he could to the nearest hospital to get the injured strangers treated. Moments later, they were admitted to the hospital and Eric waited for an update from the doctor.

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"It's just a slight injury," the doctor said. "Nothing to worry about. They will regain consciousness in half an hour."

Eric was relieved. He waited at the hospital to meet the woman and took out his phone to call his girlfriend. But the series of message notifications took him by surprise.

"I'm breaking up with you if you don't come here in two minutes," read Isabella's last message to him around 20 minutes ago.

Eric was distraught. His girlfriend, whom he assumed would make a perfect wife, was heartless when it came to helping others. He decided not to reply to her messages and just return home, leaving a bouquet with a "Get well soon" note for the injured lady after paying her bills.

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The next day, Eric woke up to more than just a pleasant encounter at his doorstep. "Flowers? For me?" he exclaimed in surprise. He assumed it was from Isabella. "This must be an apology," he thought.

But as Eric flipped the little note that came with the flowers, he read, "I owe you a lot. Thanks & have a lovely day...!" He was astonished. Not only was the handwriting unfamiliar, the flowers clearly weren't from Isabella.

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He sighed and took the flowers inside. To his astonishment, he kept getting more bouquets and gifts the entire week. Each had different notes of gratitude and some lovely messages, fueling his suspicions.

"Hey, honey! Can you please stop sending me flowers and gifts? I forgive you. Let's meet today," he messaged Isabella. Eric assumed she was the one sending him all this. But to his surprise, a knock on his door proved him wrong.

"You?!" Eric exclaimed in disbelief after seeing the woman he had saved a week ago standing on his doorstep with flowers and a gift box. "I don't believe this. Were you the one sending me those flowers and gifts?"

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"Ah, yes! Hi, I'm Rachel, and I wanted to thank you for saving me and my nephews that night," the woman said. "I wanted to meet you and got your address from the hospital registry. Thank you is not enough to express how grateful I am to you, so I sent you a week's worth of my gratitude."

"Come in!" Eric said, welcoming Rachel into his home. The two talked for a long time, laughing and trading stories. In the midst of their pleasant conversation, Eric received a notification on his phone and he finally realized Isabella wasn't the woman for him.

"Get lost, loser! Suit yourself doing social service. Why should I send you flowers and gifts? Dumb idiot! Am I jobless?" read Isabella's reply to Eric's last message.

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At this point, Eric knew it was over with Isabella. That's when he heard the unthinkable from Rachel.

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"I'd been waiting to meet a man who would put others before himself. And I think you might be the one," said Rachel, churning Eric's gut with excitement and butterflies.

"I just told you what was in my heart. No hurry. Take your time. But I would be delighted to marry a brave and selfless man like you," the woman added, leaving Eric confused in deciding what was best for him.

A week later, Eric invited Isabella and Rachel to the park where he imagined proposing to the woman he intended to marry. Although Isabella stirred drama, she eventually agreed when Eric told her how she would "miss the surprise" he had planned for her.

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The two women arrived at the park and met Eric. While Rachel remained calm and friendly, Isabella grinned after seeing her. "Why the hell is she here?" She took Eric aside and fumed. "What's going on? You never told me she was coming. She's that woman you saved that day in the accident, right?"

Eric smiled at Isabella and took off her hand from his shoulder. "You will know why, darling. Just wait and watch," he said and hugged Rachel right in front of her.

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A few seconds later, a teary-eyed Isabella gasped in shock when Eric got down on his knee before Rachel. He asked her the ever-classic question, "Will you be mine?!" making her blush and jolting a startled Isabella.

"Find someone who suits your selfish attitude!" Eric told Isabella as he slipped the ring onto Rachel's finger. The two kissed while Isabella walked away, cursing and crying.

Two months later, Isabella heard a knock on her door and found flowers on her doorstep with a card. She read it and burst into tears. It was an invitation to Eric's wedding. There was a photo of Rachel enclosed in a heart with the caption, "The love of my life!"

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What can we learn from this story?

  • Your actions define who you are. Eric had always wanted a perfect life partner and thought Isabella was the one. But her attitude and selfishness made him realize that she was not meant to be his wife.
  • Good things knock on your door when you least expect them. Always be wise to choose what is best for you and what is not. When Eric was confused about marrying Isabella, he saw her true colors. He opted to break up with her in favor of Rachel, who made him realize what true love is.
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