A woman driver was caught on camera as she struggled to parallel park, taking several attempts and even pacing out the space, before a Good Samaritan came to her aid.
The driver first tried to drive her Volkswagen Passat sedan forwards into the gap between two vehicles, in footage apparently captured in the United States.
She then tried to line up beside the parked car, and attempted to reverse into the spot in the demonstration of hapless parking.
Eventually, she gets out of the car to measure out the space.
The woman was struggling to park her VW Passat between two other vehicles
The woman tried several times to reverse into the spot but kept making mistakes
At one stage she got out of her car to pace out the gap and used the same technique to measure her car
The woman takes small steps to count out the distance between the two parked cars and then repeats the process to measure her own car.
Satisfied the car should fit into the spot, the woman tries and fails to reverse into the gap.
At one stage, a pet owner picks up her dog from the street to bring it safely away from her driving.
Fortunately for the woman, a Good Samaritan decides to give her some assistance and helps with directions while she reverses between the two cars.
After a couple of more attempts the driver manages to park and so pleased that she jumps out of her car and hugs the woman who came to her aid.
However, in a final twist to the saga, the Good Samaritan then walks over to the car parked behind the woman’s Volkswagen, gets inside and drives off.
More than 1.6 million people have liked the video, with at least one user questioner how the woman managed to pass her driving test.
Another viewer asked: ‘If the other woman was gonna leave anyways why didn’t she just leave so her car was out of the way at least?’
Dayton Barnett suggested: ‘I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and say she wanted that lady to learn how to park in good faith.’
CJ suggested the end of the video was ‘the best plot twist of 2021’.
A Good Samaritan, pictured right, helps guide the woman into the tight parking spot
After several attempts the driver finally gets her Passat into the parking space
The grateful driver hugs the Good Samaritan after she successfully parks her car
As soon as they finish hugging, the Good Samaritan drives off in her car which had been parked behind the empty space