A woman in San Diego was grateful for a new car after a Good Samaritan overheard her conversation with a salesman which ended in disappointment for her.
Dan Laguardia was at Auto City in El Cajon trading in his Scion for a new BMW and happened to hear nursing student Kayla Cooper pleading with the salesman to help her finance a car.
The story was shared by employee Seoul Fields, at Auto City,”So this happened tonight…. there was a gentleman buying a BMW trading in an older Scion XB. About the same time young girl comes in trying to purchase a Corolla, she’s a struggling student working 2 jobs, but unfortunately wasn’t able to finance a car.”
Cooper is a student and has to borrow cars from her family and friends to get to work, and would lose her job at the end of the month, if she could not buy a car.
Fields wrote, “She broke down into tears as a salesperson was consoling her we all felt really bad but there’s not much you can do. She leaves and the gentleman, asks if we were able to help her. The salesperson says no and is visibly upset about it. The guy says call your customer back I’m giving her my trade in. She comes back a few minutes later, he signs over the title and hands her the keys. While he sat in finance, she sat in the car crying…. God is good!”
Cooper was overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the stranger and said, “I was shaking,” said Cooper. “It’s a whole car; how can someone be so generous to give their car away?”
Laguardia said, “The car had more value to her than it did for me trading it in,” he added, “That gives her a bit of a jump start in life. Which, if everybody did that for everybody else, we’d be in a much better place.”