Last month I was driving through the country during the day with my mom, trying to get home and it was snowing heavily. The roads were not good at all. A car ahead of me lost control and hit a van in the oncoming traffic lane. The car lost control and slid into the ditch.
I was with my mom and right away I was like, we need to stop! I pulled over and preceded to talk to the driver who had ended up in the ditch. (the van pulled over safely on the other side of the road.) I tried talking to him, to let him know I wanted to make sure he was okay and that I saw the accident. He was very short with me.. And acted almost mad or offended that I pulled over to check on him. There were a bunch of people in the car who started getting out at that point..
So we left. Really made me shake my head though. Maybe he was just upset or shook up from the accident but it didn't seem that way. If I wasn't with my mom I may not have stopped but would have called the police. BUT there were a lot of cars around so maybe I would have.
And once I rescued a dog on thanksgiving from a busy road. It looked like a puppy it was just running across the street by itself and no one stopped! Cars were just dodging and driving around it. O.O I couldn't believe it! So I pulled over and got it into my car. Walked down the street, knocked on doors, no one had seen it. Called the humane society and they connected me with a dispatcher. Turns out it DID belong to somebody! I was really happy, we met down the block at the gas station and I handed over her dog. ..And she yelled at the dog.. I don't even think she thanked me.. Just.. bizarre.
I don't know, I've honestly rescued so many animals on the street that I've given up thinking anyone else ever tries to save them.
Sorry for all that negativity! SO to even that out, I will say, people DO try to help others. Whether or not it's appreciated. And even though there may not be many of us, hey, we try! :) My mom's car got stuck going down my driveway and a complete stranger ran over and helped push it out! With my back injury I could not have done it. We were very grateful!