I knew I was pushing it with the light on. However, I've been getting fairly poor fuel economy with new tires and 0W-40, and I was thinking I'd have barely enough to make it to a particular gas station before getting home. I had choices along the way, but was hoping I didn't have to use any of them. So on the freeway I can sense the hesitation as the fuel delivery is iffy, and it seems like the fuel is momentarily cutting off and then pumping again. I get off where I know I can find a gas station and just hope that I can barely limp in. It's about four miles and it sort of seems like that scene in Top Gun where the low fuel warning is blinking - only it's the engine that's telling me that. The hesitation is getting worse when I'm right at a left turn lane less than 60 ft from a gas station and I'm completely out. [censored]. Maybe I just wait until the police come and maybe push me into the gas station. I turn on my hazards, get out of my car, and politely explain to the guy behind me - sorry I'm out of gas - so he doesn't just angrily honk at me. Strangely enough, one guy gets out of that car and offers to push. I thank him for the offer and initially he gets me about 5 feet before the left-arrow turns red and he just waits while I'm on the brake to keep it from backsliding. We wait a couple of minutes for the next green-arrow and he single-handedly pushes me right to the closest pump. I thank him and want to at least ask his name, but he just walks away and wished me luck. I prepay for the gas (this place has cheaper cash prices), add $20 worth, and my car starts like nothing had happened. So - any thoughts on how bad this was for the engine and fuel system? And how lucky I was that there was someone willing to help.