There's a good chance you've given a friend or family member a ride to the airport or maybe picked them up when their car broke down.
But would you give a perfect stranger a ride across the state?
It all started when Spencer Stevens went to pick up his friend, Cory Williams, at the bus stop on Nolensville Pike.
The two Trevecca University students saw a mom with her kids stranded at a bus story, so they offered to help.
The students later learned it wasn't a short trip, and she needed to go to the other part of the state. But that didn't deter them from helping.
"It was about six-hour roundtrip, but it was a good trip," said Stevens. "I overheard this woman, and she sounded panicked, crying with her kids and (saying) she was going to be on the street all day."
That's when the two students made split-second decision to offer up a ride. It turns out the family needed to go east by about 200 miles.
"At first I said, 'No way. I'll have to make up tests and homework,'" said Stevens.
But then the students thought maybe there's a reason they met this woman in need, so they loaded up the family and hit the road.
"She was hesitant, and I could hear in her voice saying, "I can trust these guys. I can trust these guys," said Stevens.
Two tanks of gas and a few hundred miles later, the strangers they met at the bus stop arrived in East Tennessee.
Spencer and Cory now hope their story will inspire others to pay it forward.
"It's about being open to loving past yourself. Life isn't about your daily schedule, it's about God's love and what's going on in the world," said Stevens.
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