Dutch bride looking for heroine who gave her a ride to wedding

Sara is looking for the woman on the left, who gave her a ride to her wedding after the wedding car broke down, 11 May 2019
Sara is looking for the woman on the left, who gave her a ride to her wedding after the wedding car broke down, 11 May 2019Photo: Sara Chmoun/Facebook

Update: 5:30 p.m., 10 June 2019: Broadcaster RTL Nieuws tracked down the noble rescuer, identifying her as 80-year-old Gertrude Maatman. "I was in the car on the way home and saw a woman in a wedding gown with a bouquet on the side of the road next to a car on the road's shoulder," the Delden woman said. "Surely I couldn't leave her like that."

The bride, Sara Chmoun, presented Maatman with a bunch of flowers on Monday. She said in a publicly-shared Facebook post, "Thank you so much for all the sweet comments, and I can't wait to pass along all the compliments and love to her on your behalf."

Sara is looking for the heroine who saved her wedding day on May 11th. When the bride's car broke down near Hengelo, the nice woman gave her and two wedding guests a lift to the wedding venue. Sara wants to properly thank the woman, but in all the excitement, forgot to ask her contact details.

The bride saw her wedding go up in smoke when the wedding car broke down near Hengelo on the way to the ceremony in Glanerbrug. There she stood on the side of the road in her wedding dress with two friends.

Fortunately a friendly and helpful woman stopped and offered to give Sara and her two friends a ride to the venue. 

"We would like to thank her personally, but in all the haste we did not ask her information. We only know that she lives in Delden", Sara said on Facebook. She posted two photos showing her rescuer in the hopes that someone might recognize her. 

The post has been shared over 4,500 times. 

Lieve mensen,
Na een bijzondere zoektocht hebben we haar gevonden! De lieve Gertrude Maatman die zonder aarzeling mij,...

Geplaatst door Sara Chmoun op Zondag 9 juni 2019

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