People Are Awesome: Help the 'Highway Angel' Get Back on the Road

Thomas Weller had been driving San Diego's highways since 1966, helping people in need of roadside assistance—until his car was totaled.


In 2008, the Los Angeles Times profiled Thomas Weller, the "Highway Angel," who until recently spent his days driving up and down the highway helping those in need of gas or other roadside assistance. And just a few days ago, the paper's videographer uploaded a video profile of Weller from the same year. He had been traipsing around San Diego's highways since 1966, carrying a card that reads:

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