Wyoming has been buried in deep, relentless snow for days on end. A handful of brave snowplow drivers are working 12-hour shifts, attempting to keep roads safe and open for travel.
Jason Fry, a Wyoming DOT snowplow operator, and former OTR driver understood what drivers in trucks he passed were feeling, as they remained parked due to road closures. Some trucks had been stuck for nearly a week due to the recent blizzard that paralyzed the state.
Wanting to do something about the situation, Fry posted a plan on social media to buy some breakfast for these drivers. He was shocked at the outpouring of donations to the point he was able to buy breakfast and lunch for two days.
Raising over $670 in just a few hours, Fry was able to purchase sack loads of Mcdonald’s breakfast burritos and Jimmy John sub sandwiches that he gave to drivers who flashed their lights as instructed on social media posts.
The call to help the truckers was personal to Fry, a 20-year veteran firefighter who found a way to disrupt the negativity of the situation. In an interview with The Cowboy State Daily, Fry told reporters: “It may seem like everybody hates everybody and everybody hates the world, but it’s just not true. Like if you’re willing to go out of your way to help your fellow man, ironically, they turn right around and reciprocate with appreciation. All that negativity is just not what it seems, you know, if that makes sense without going too deep.”
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