A good Samaritan has generously donated a vehicle to an Ohio man in need after criminals stole his car last month.
The tragic-turned-triumphant story began last week when WEWS-TV covered Robert Turner’s plight. Turner, of Canton, Ohio, was shocked to see his 1997 Saturn sedan stolen from his apartment parking lot, as the outlet noted.
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The situation is especially problematic for Turner, who suffers from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and needs the car to get to weekly doctor’s appointments.
“That was our whole life,” he told the outlet. “I mean, that’s how we get around.”
WEWS-TV’s news report on Turner’s predicament ended up sparking an unexpected result. A man named Doug saw the story and reached out to Turner to offer him the gift of a lifetime: a vehicle.
And that’s not all. Doug also filled up the tank and paid for all the license, title, and transfer fees.
Doug’s message after his kind deed was simple: if you see someone in need, take action.
“It’s terrible that these things happen,” he told WEWS-TV. “If you see somebody in need, then do something about it, if you can do something about it.”
After receiving the kind gift, Turner was elated and grateful, calling it “unbelievable.”
“It was hard to describe, honestly, the way everything has been,” he told the outlet. “And then somebody actually doing something like that, it was just unbelievable.”
Doug’s gift was much-needed. Police later called Turner to tell him they found his vehicle but that it was non-operable and destroyed by the vandals who stole it.
In the end, this is a story about newfound friendship and hope, even in our most desperate circumstances.
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