Christmas arrived early for ‘little truckie’ Dana Dykes today, in more ways than one.
On her first ever run with proud dad Brad Dykes, who drives a Mack Super-Liner for KW Thompson’s Transport, the beaming four-year-old got an unexpected visit from a ‘Santa’ in a Peterbilt 379 at the Rockbank BP in Victoria.
Without any prompting, the kind-hearted truckie who pulled in next to the father and daughter duo at the bowsers, gifted young Dana a German Shepherd toy named Spirit.
“You sir, if you are on here, have made this little girl’s day,” Brad wrote later on the ATI Facebook group. She has showed everyone at the BP what you gave her.
“I feel like an ass because I never got your name.”
When Big Rigs contacted Brad later that day, he had still yet to hear back about the identity of the generous truckie, but said Dana was still clutching Spirit tightly on the return run from home town Nhill to Melbourne.
“Feel free to share this,” said Brad. “You don’t come across genuine people much these days. My daughter has been holding that teddy tight all day.”