A passenger feared the worst when he arrived back at Bristol Airport after a nine-day trip to find his car window taped up.
Remco Timmermans found plastic wrapping sealed over the window of his Volvo in the car park on site when he arrived back at the airport from Gibraltar late on Thursday, November 1.
However, despite initially thinking he’d been the victim of a break-in, it turned out the 47-year-old had been the beneficiary of an act of kindness from airport staff.
The passenger took to social media to explain what had happened after being pleasantly surprised by what he found beneath the plastic wrapping.
It transpired the social media specialist – who travels extensively – had accidentally left his passenger-side window open after sticking his parking ticket on the wrong side of the windscreen.
The car is Dutch and therefore a left-hand drive.
Staff patrolling the car park had noticed the open window and sealed it.
The Dutchman confirmed nothing was missing from his car and nothing was wet after the changeable weather in Bristol over the past week or so.
He wrote on Twitter alongside images of his window still intact: “Big fright when I found my car on the @BristolAirport lot like this a few hours ago, after returning from a 9-day trip…
“So apparently I left my passenger-side window open when I parked, after taking the parking ticket on the wrong side. NL car in the UK… Anyway, the very attentive @BristolAirport parking staff sealed my open window when they saw it. Thank you staff!! #kindness
“Nothing was missing from the car, nothing was soaking wet from the many rain showers last week and the window closed normally. Crisis averted, thanks to the alertness of the @BristolAirport parking attendants! Phew!”
Speaking to Bristol Live , Mr Timmermans added: “This is one of those little stories of human kindness and businesses that actually care about their customers, despite the hefty cost of parking there.
“I was glad to find this in Bristol this week.”