Cole heard the voices growing louder and louder and then called down to the front desk to ask what is going on. He was floored to find out that the crowd was here for him. What did they want? He asked the manager of the hotel and the manager replied, “to see you”. They tried to get tickets and the show was sold out. Cole turned to his press agent Susan Hayward and to his manger Jim Stacks and told them he was going down to see what he could do to help. When Cole got there a lot of people did not know him by sight just his name. So there was a gentleman leaning on a truck and Cole asked “is this your pick up truck”? The man replied, “Yes it is why”. Well I am Cole and I would like to stand in the back of your truck and speak to the crowd if that is ok with you. The man Bill Anderson of Dallas replied, “That would be fine”. Cole leaped into the back of the truck and asked everyone to gather around. In just minutes Cole had everyone around that truck with there full attention. Cole first introduced himself to the crowd and apologized that the show was sold out and he could not get more tickets. Cole asked the crowd if it would be ok with them if he stood in the back of this truck and just answered as many questions for one hour as he could for all of them. Bob Watson of Boise, Idaho said he had never seen such a man as Cole to take that time out of his extremely busy schedule to help so many without even being paid for it. He never asked anyone of us for any money, even though I would have gladly paid. The information he talked about was right on and to the point for the questions that were asked of him. What a guy, he owed us nothing and still gave his time. I have never seen such compassion to people than what Cole showed that day. If he were running for President I would vote for him. Cole engaged the crowd’s questions for over an hour and by then Cole was hot and sweating under the blistering sun but he kept it going until he had to go. Cole’s last words to the crowd were “You are in the fight of your lives to survive this ugly economy with no end in sight so don’t give up no matter what.” Gus says he recalls how thankful everyone was and what a major impact Cole made on those people’s lives that day.