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Hitchhiking Bride Gets Lift From Good Samaritan

BROOKLINE, N.H. (CBS) – When things went awry on Angelique Arsenault's wedding day, the bride decided to take matters into her own hands.

Arsenault, a Brookline, New Hampshire resident, says her limo got a flat tire on the way to their venue in Milford.

"It didn't even seem real at the time, but it happened," Angelique told WBZ-TV.

Angelique had waited 11 years to marry her groom, but on a breathtaking Saturday afternoon, she quickly realized she was going to have to wait longer, because on the way to the ceremony, just five minutes from her house, the limo carrying her bridesmaids and family abruptly pulled over.

"The limo driver gets out of the car, I'm like, 'it's fine. Maybe he just hit something,'" recalled Katie Queen, the maid of honor. "He gets back in, opens up the back window, and says, 'you've a flat tire.'"

The champagne helped.

"We just laughed about it," Angelique said.

Looking for help on the side of the road. (Image credit Angelique Arsenault)

Russell Hill Road in Brookline, New Hampshire isn't exactly well-traveled.

"We actually had cars driving by us and they just took pictures and left and then finally someone actually stopped to see if we needed a ride," Angelique said.

The driver who stopped was a man named Jay. He had a car full of kids but he was determined to help. So he dropped them off, returned, and asked the bride, "where to?"


He declined an on camera interview, but said he was just happy to help.

The Mile Away venue wasn't a mile away. It was seven rural miles away, where Jarrod Dunning was patiently waiting and worrying.

Thirty minutes late, Angelique and her bridal party arrived.

Now on her honeymoon, she realizes Jay didn't just save her big day, he was the punctuation. "It pretty much made the whole day," Angelique said. "Everyone was laughing all night about it. It's going to be a story we'll remember forever."

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