Was given rides and loaned cars/trucks several times by complete strangers in Newfoundland. In PEI, I had multiple offers of free loaner cars from strangers, and had my pick. Even in Georgetown, VI, the guy who owned the espresso shop lent me his truck to drive 30 miles to the Fedex office when no rental cars were available due to the snowstorm. Not many places like that in the US.Newfoundland is like this today, everywhere, even the capital town.
In one place in Newfoundland (Ramea), we caused a minor political crisis as there was a gale forecast for two days and one helpful faction thought we should tie up to the float, the other helpful faction insisted we would be better off on the fishing pier. It was a heated argument. Whatever we decided if felt like we were choosing sides.