Gamaliel man spends time off to help during winter storm

While school was canceled and local residents hunkered down as the recent winter storm blew across the Twin Lakes Area, a Gamaliel man, 21-year-old Robert Alexander, spent his day offering rides to those who weren't able to get around.In a Facebook post Monday, Alexander advertised on the Mountain Home Yard Sale page he was offering rides during the snowy weather, in his four-wheel-drive vehicle, to seniors, the elderly or anyone needing help getting groceries. The only thing he asked in return was gas money or tips to help with associated costs.

It didn't take long for Alexander's post to get attention. In less than 24 hours, his post had 110 shares, over 400 likes and 72 comments. The comments commended Alexander for his generous offer, including one calling him a "true angel among us."

Alexander says he just wanted to help others on his day off from work.

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Alexander is a self-employed auto mechanic, who schedules appointments a day or two in advance.

After being interviewed, shortly after his post, he said he hadn't yet helped anyone. He was awaiting a return call from someone who needed help getting their dog to a local veterinarian for urgent care.

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