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Thu Mar 21, 2019, 11:40 PM

Stranger gifts car to struggling nursing student who works 2 jobs

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/stranger-gifts-car-struggling-nursing-student-works-jobs/story?id=61759770

When 22-year-old Kayla Cooper walked out of car dealership in tears, little did she know a good Samaritan was about to help her. Cooper, a nursing student at San Diego City College, was at Auto City in El Cajon, California, when she realized that she didn't have enough money for a down payment to buy a used car.

Dan Laguardia, a dad of four from San Diego, was also at the dealership that day and overheard Cooper's story. Laguardia was buying a new car for himself and planned to trade in the old one.

Laguardia learned that Cooper, who had been driving a loner car, couldn't afford a down payment to purchase her own. When she's not attending nursing school, Cooper works two part-time jobs -- as a cashier at 7-Eleven and a lot enforcer at Ace Parking in San Diego.

After Cooper left the dealership, Laguardia asked the salesperson to call and ask her to come back. Cooper returned 10 minutes later and Laguardia offered her his 2005 Scion, which he intended on trading in, for nothing.


Full story with pics at link.

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Reply Stranger gifts car to struggling nursing student who works 2 jobs (Original post)
Stonepounder Mar 2019 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Mar 2019 #1
Doreen Mar 2019 #2
mbusby Mar 2019 #3
Stonepounder Mar 2019 #4
Hamlette Mar 2019 #5
Stonepounder Mar 2019 #6
Doreen Mar 2019 #12
Doreen Mar 2019 #11
iluvtennis Mar 2019 #7
rusty quoin Mar 2019 #8
Honeycombe8 Mar 2019 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2019 #10
blueinredohio Mar 2019 #13
Duppers Mar 2019 #14
Stuart G Apr 2019 #15

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 12:22 AM

1. K & R!!!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 12:34 AM

2. That is wonderful!!!

She also got a very reliable car. That scion will serve her many purposes for some time. For her financial situation it will be perfect as gas milage is very low and it takes regular gas. The one she has is standard and does not have lots of gadgets to break down. That man is an absolute angle.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:16 AM

3. I bet....

...she is acute angle.

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Response to mbusby (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:30 AM

4. There are pics at the link.

He's a white father of 4, she's a black nursing student.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:30 AM

5. I did the same with my 2000 Audi when I bought a new one

a friend of a friend knew a student who needed a car. Mine ran fine but needed some work and her father is a car mechanic so it was perfect.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:34 AM

6. Good on ya!

As I said, there are lots of good, unsung heros. We just don't hear about them all that often because a) they don't tend to toot their own horn and b) bad news sells better than good news.

I read one today. An autistic boy (looked to be somewhere around 12-13) called 911 because he couldn't find his teddy bear. Autistic boy was white. Officer who responded was black. Responding officer helped the boy find his Teddy Bear, calmed him down, and left with a big grin on his face.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 04:23 AM

12. Good officers do exist.

The few bad ones stand in the limelight as the good ones take the background. I cheer for this officer and others like him.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 04:18 AM

11. You are an angle too.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:41 AM

7. I absolutely love stories like this...thanks for sharing.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:52 AM

8. Me too.

 

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 02:11 AM

9. That's amazing. I hope the man reaps a lot from karma. The girl is so lucky he was there. nt

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 02:28 AM

10. I wish I could have done something like that when I traded in

my old car, a 2004 Honda Civic, a perfectly good if somewhat battered car that someone else could have used. I got very little on the trade in.

It's too late now, but someday, a decade or so in the future, when I'm ready to trade in my current car I might want to try to find some deserving person like this to give it to.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 06:35 AM

13. In a couple years I plan on gifting my 2012 Chevy Cruze

to my nephew when he graduates from grad school. He's driving it now to get back and forth to school and back. It's the least I can do for him.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 09:34 AM

14. ❤ This!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:56 PM

15. Thank YOu ...This is a wonderful story...Thank You for posting this.....K AND R

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