San Antonio businesses rush to help truck damaged by tree


When it comes to business, it’s all about the hustle. There are some companies that take the hustle to a whole other level—companies that are so cutting edge that they sometimes knock customers out. That’s exactly what a landscaping contractor did after the severe storms that swept through the San Antonio area last week uprooted a tree in the parking lot of a local Bike World store.

A viral TikTok video by user elazarrodiles shows a fallen tree on top of a red pickup truck that had reversed into the parking space in front of the bike shop. Although the tree trunk narrowly missed the hood and the windshield appeared undamaged, the tree had yet to be removed.

Not wanting to miss an opportunity to lend a hand, the landscaper pinned a business card to a hard-to-miss spot: the tree. This prompted several other companies to follow their lead by placing business cards under the vehicle’s windshield wipers.

@elazarrodiles #sanantoniotx #Texas #trees #Bronco #satx ♬ I think I like it when it rains – WILLIS

“I was surprised that the car wasn’t badly damaged. I’ve seen cars take a lot of damage from bad weather, but this was different. Something you don’t see every day, so I decided to include it because it’s kind of something you wouldn’t believe unless there was video or pictures,” said Eleazar Rodiles, who recorded the video.

Tree blowing in the wind during a storm.

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Since its release, the video has received over 26,000 likes and over 400 comments as of Monday April 24th.

“They were quick with the business card,” TikTok user Kalogera commented on the video with several laughing, crying emojis.

“Tree: We were trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty,” wrote another user in the video’s thread.

While many joked about the calling card, others noted how lucky the truck was to avoid catastrophic damage and suggested the vehicle owner buy some lottery tickets. Others took advantage of the owner’s winning streak to advocate for backing into parking spaces.

“After that, I’d back into every parking space for the rest of my life,” Goofygoob said.