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Stranger Buys Car for Single Mom

A struggling North Carolina mother got the surprise of a lifetime when a stranger bought her a car.  WLOS reports that Connie Cole recently called Carolina Auto Sales in Black Mountain in desperate need of a car. The mother of three had no way of realizing that a stranger overheard the conversation over the speakerphone. After the conversation ended, the stranger told the car lot owner to call him if the mother comes back. The stranger said he “heard something in her voice” and wanted to buy her the car. He said “the Lord” wanted him to do it. He asked the dealership to let him know if she came back.  When she returned to the car dealer with her father who provided the down payment of $800 she discovered that a stranger would be paying the remaining $2200.

The mother works at an Asheville sub shop. She said she will never forget him and that it “just means the Lord is out there.”

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Stranger Amazing Gesture for Fallen Officer’s Son

Sam Brownlee was a Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy.  He was shot and killed when trying to capture a subject after a high speed chase while on duty.  They are auctioning off his patrol car to raise money for an organization that helps the families of fallen officers. There is one bidder for this car that is kind of special.  The Sheriff’s son, Tanner Brownlee would like to win the auction so he could have his Dad’s patrol car. Tanner was only 15 when his father died. He doesn’t have much to remember his dad.  Tanner didn’t have much money to bid on the car.  He just hoped that who ever got the car would take care of it.  The bidding started and Tanner was right in the bidding.  Soon the price went way more than Tanner had available.  He watched as the price of the $12,500 car grew to $60,000.   A man who bought the former service car of a fallen Weld County, Colorado Sheriff’s deputy turned this purchase into an amazing act of kindness. After he won the car he walked over and presented the keys to Tanner.  He couldn’t believe what this many had done.  What a wonderful gesture.  It is amazing when people do amazing things for special people.

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Her Gut Feeling Saved Her Husband

Miracles happen when you ask for them.  This is a story of a true miracle.  Scott Mayhew is alive today because of his wife.  Nicole was at work when she got this strong feeling she needed to rush home. So she did, and she found her husband trapped under his car. She arrived just in time to save his life! Scott was working on the car when reaching for a wrench the car fell on him. As he laid there with the car crushing him he began to pray for her to come home and find him.  As she arrived she heard him say, “help me love”.  She grabbed a neighbor to help her lift that car.  She feels strongly that God told her to come home and save her husband.  That small little voice deep down that she listened to and rushed home is what saved his life.  The emergency responders said that he may not have survived had she not arrived so quickly.  It is amazing how prayers are answered. We need to have faith and listen for those messages we receive from God.

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She writes a message to her dad

Teenager tells her astronaut father she loves him by writing giant message in the desert that can be seen from SPACE. Stephanie from Houston, Texas, has a father who works as an astronaut. She wrote a message on land that could be seen from the space station using 11 cars that created the 59 million sq ft message in Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake. Sending post to space is problematic, so when a teenager from Houston, Texas, wanted to send a message to her astronaut father, she had to be creative.
13-year-old Stephanie decided that long-distance phone calls weren’t enough and she wanted to given her father a visual note of how much she missed him while he was away.
The next time the NASA employee was up in space, she decided to create a huge art project in the desert that he would be able to see from the International Space Station.  Her father is a keen photographer and likes to take pictures of the earth when he is floating in space. Stephanie thought she could use his hobby to send him a message from back on earth.

She enlisted the help of car manufacturer Hyundai to make the earth drawing, that has now broken a world record for its size. The car company used eleven sedans to draw the message on the land in Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake, that read ‘Steph [hearts] you!’ using coordinates and a helicopter.Her father took a picture of the image from space to show his daughter that her plan had worked. Measuring 5,556,411.86 square metres or 59,808,480.26 square feet, the Guinness World Record has now declared it the largest tire track image ever.What a clever idea and a great plan to tell Dad that you love him.

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A Man’s Walk Touches Hearts

Here is a story about how generous people can be when they hear about someone in need.  The Detroit Free Press ran a story on James and that started a firestorm of compasion.  This story about a Detroit man who commutes about 21 miles a day on foot to and from work has spurred reaction from across the nation, including social media fundraisers that have netted more than$80,000 in donations as of 6:30 p.m. Monday.    James Robertson commutes about 21 miles everyday some on foot and some on the bus. He leaves for work at 8am and doesn’t arrive back home until way after dark.  James’ aging Honda Accord quit working back in 2005, and after repeated cutbacks in bus service the walking segments of his daily commutes grew years ago to take more time than he spends at his eight-hour factory job.  He is so thankful for a job that he would never consider not making his way to work.

Many different people, some college students, some businessmen and even a car dealer has offered to give him a car.  So much money so far that he will not only get a car but enough to also pay for insurance and gas.  They are even putting together a management team to handle these overwhelming donations.  What a wonderful story of generosity.

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Son Brings Joy to His Mother

Sometimes you want to do something nice for someone, something that brings joy. This is a story about a son who worked very hard to do something nice for his mom. I have seen other videos like this but this one really touched me with the feelings he has to bring his mother so much joy.  We don’t get the back story of why she wanted this car but you can tell that it was very special to her.  You can also see that he got much more joy from this act just by giving it to her.  I love his statement at the end, “This is a wonderful moment, and a rate one. Do one nice thing for your parents today.  It doesn’t have to be big. Give them a call and let them know how much they mean to you.”.  He is right.  Don’t wait.  Don’t let another day slip by without sharing your love with someone.  It can be your parents, your children, your family or even your friends.  Time takes away those we care about too soon.  Don’t let time rob you of sharing your love with others.  It doesn’t have to be a huge gift like this one.  Just watch the video and enjoy his joy of giving. Thanks again to Patricia M for sending us this story.

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Daughter Surprises Stepdad

What makes a Dad?  Someone who is caring and is always there for you – even if he might not be your biological Dad.  This is a story of a Stepdad who is more like a Dad than a stepdad.  This man gave up things he wanted to do when he started his new family.  He became the Dad for this girl and did everything a Dad would do.  She tells of all the time he spent with her reading and even coaching her softball team.  She heard the story that he gave us his Porsche that he was going to restore.  He used the money instead to marry her mom.  So she thought she would try to find that car and give it to him.  This video shows how much he means to her and what this gesture meant to him.  It is so touching.  Dave, you did a great job with this little girl and Kristen, you are one awesome daughter.

Thanks to Patrica M  for bringing us this story.

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Daughter Surprises Stepdad