Ya gotta remember why my hand goes out so fast to help sometimes, Wayne, before you go thinkin of me as a "nice guy" cause generally - I ain't, being antisocial and prettymuch hostile to non-moped folks, or people in general for that matter.
For much of my life whenever I was down and out, there just flat wasn't anybody willing to help, if I hadda breakdown, I hadda push my bike eight miles, cause I didn't dare lock it up anywhere overnight unless I sat and watched it all night, not if I wanted it to remain there.
If I caught a flat, it was all on me to fix it, and if I needed to put my 'ped somewhere for whatever reason, forget it - even now I am hearing bitching from the folks I've bribed to hang on to two non-functional 'peds I have, since I for damn sure cannot store them here.
Having been on the very bottom of life, about as low as one can go, and watching every single other person turn their back on you when you really coulda used a freakin hand, it changes someone, quite a bit in most cases - and while some say that creates self-reliance, they fail to mention that it also causes a universal and very bitter disdain for the rest of humanity that sticks with you like an emotional boat anchor.
Far better for someone to stick out their hand to help, and give a person a little hope that mankind isn't completely comprised of total dickheads, then leave someone in distress to their own devices, at least in how I see things.
And since I am at a point in my life where I can stick that hand out to help, to hold back just cause no one helped me when I was down, that's a pretty bitter cup to drink, and a really dumbass reason to be a jerk, not to mention plainly self-destructive.
Anyhow, it's not altruism as much as it is simple decency, something our sociopathic and immoral society has for the most part forgotten ever existed.
Being a homeowner with the garage space to spare, tools to loan, and skill to assist, to NOT offer based on mine own personal experiences, it would make me as bad as those who turned away when I needed them, and I don't think I could look at myself in a mirror if I did such a thing.
Remember, there's only one letter of difference between "Human"....