I came across a fascinating story in a meeting I partook in. I thought this was a story worth sharing on my blog because it really speaks about the power of music.
In Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada there is a tow truck driver who is somewhat of a musical genius. He doesn’t make music himself, but understands the power of it and uses it to benefit the work he does for a tow truck Kamloops company. I’ve never met this man, but the people in the meeting I was at knew him very well and they were inspired by a certain story of his.
As we all know, a car crash can be stressful, especially after you have to deal with the police who show up and the roadside emergency service providers. The roadside assistance is where our tow truck driver comes into play on the scene. The local police in Kamloops know him well apparently because he is kind of like a fireman in the sense that if wrecked cars are blocking traffic on the road he’s available 24 hours a day to assist. Car crashes in the middle of the night are rare in Kamloops, but this guy sometimes gets nights where he has to get out of bed more than once to provide towing services.
The police and the people he services always remember him because he always shows up onto the scene with beautiful, calming classical music playing on his loudspeakers. People who are injured or panicking turn around and can’t help themselves from smiling as soon as this happens and most of them have admitted that this extra service does a lot to lower the stress levels of the people involved on the scene. One guy even said he’s glad he crashed his car because otherwise he would never have experienced the true power of music.
The people who are on the side of the road watching the scene also get to experience this power, and I wish I could be there to do so as well. This power makes me think of war drums and trumpets during battles. It’s amazing how music can rile up emotions inside of us and it just blows my mind to be able to express this. Music is the best medium for conveying emotion in a simple form for everyone to experience and I’m so grateful to have people like this Kamloops tow truck driver in the world who understand and implement this for the benefit of everyone.
So thank you to this anonymous tow truck driver. You really are doing a great thing for the people of Kamloops and I wish every tow truck driver did this! Imagine if fire departments did this, too, instead of blaring sirens. The world would rapidly become a better place!