Gary Bath has been gifted a new car for doing everything in his power to reunite an American resident with her family at the Alaskan border.
Last year November, Gary Bath was appreciated for driving Lynn Marchessault and her family from Pink Mountain, B.C to the Alaskan border close to Beaver Creek, Yukon, after he got the online request for help.
Marchessault was on a journey from Georgia to Alaska to see her husband and she couldn’t cope with the winter driving conditions, she felt she couldn’t complete the trip. She ended up going to the internet to request help – someone that could help her finish the trek.
Immediately, Bath decided to help drive the group 1,700 kilometres up the Alaska Highway. In an interview with Carolina de Ryk (Daybreak North host), he said:
Somebody was stranded, asking for help, so I was in a position to give her help.Gary Bath
Since his kind gesture, Bath revealed that he has received many messages from individuals, congratulating and appreciating him.
Now, both Marchessault and himself have been gifted a brand new car each, as well as a lifetime supply of peanuts from the American nut company – Planters.
We didn’t think it would get as far as it did, let alone having Planters contact us and offer us a new car. It’s been crazy.Bath
The company revealed that these gifts are included as part of its decision to forego an expensive ad campaign for the Super Bowl this 2021, and instead, have kept $5 million aside to recognize those who have assisted others.
Since the meeting of Bath and Marchessault, they have become quite close. Bath revealed that they talk online every day.