Amazing People: Carlos

Continuing on from last week’s amzing person is someone who’s random act of kindness and generosity contributed in a massive way to my entire journey across the US and China. I’m talking about:


Carlos lives in Florida, US, but exactly where in Florida I’m not sure. I was only on the road a few days in the US when Carlos stopped in his pickup truck in front of me on a deserted stretch of road, hopped out and handed me US$5. He then took off. About an hour down the road I met him once again, just outside a local restaurant. He dragged me in, fed me up, and paid the bill. As if that wasn’t enough, he asked me if there was anything I needed for my onward journey. I told him I had a page on my website where I had a wishlist, and if he wanted to contribute something from that list, I would be most appreciative. After the meal, I left on my way and thought not much more of the meeting. A few days later, however, I got a phone call. It was Carlos. “I have bought you the down vest, tent, and camera you wanted. Where should I send them?”

Carlos, you’re a legend. Your contribution went deeper than just a few material neccessities. Thank you.

With Carlos, Card Sound, Florida, USA

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  • Nicolai Bangsgaard

    Hi Rob…

    What a great little story from the unknown roads. I love this series – and it surely reminds me just how beautiful people (American and/or the other) are. Glad to see/hear you're still alive and kicking. The www hasn't been nearly as exciting after you finished your expedition in New Zealand way back…

    Thoughts, Nicolai