It happened in Apple Valley, Minnesota, on a day when the thermometer read 10 degrees and there was a freezing wind. Nicole Marie Heintz was at a service station filling her car with gas when she noticed a man at a nearby pump. He was wearing flip-flops and seemed to be crying. In his car, she saw his wife in the front seat with her face in her hands and two teenage girls crowded under a blanket in the back seat. Without hesitating, she asked him, "is something the matter?" He didn't try to hide his tears when he said, "I can't provide for my family." She told him "Jesus Christ the son of God died to provide for you," and then she backed up her claim by buying his gas.