Stranger Surprises High School Custodian With a Free Car
Ernestina Nunez of St. Petersburg, Florida works as a high school custodian. She couldn't afford a car, so she'd walk about a mile to work every day carrying a bunch of bags.
She would always walk past an auto shop that's owned by Richard Newberry. On Friday, he finally went outside to talk to her. He found out Ernestina's story and it turns out her son is a former Marine who took his own life because of PTSD. She moved to Florida a few weeks ago to try to get a fresh start.
Richard used to be homeless and had been through rough times himself, so he offered to sell Ernestina a used car at a huge discount. First he said he'd only charge her $600, but she couldn't afford it, so he lowered it to $300. She still couldn't do it.
So, he just gave her the car.
The shop has also setup a GoFundMe page to help Ernestina with extra costs like car registration, insurance, and gas. He told her, "I've been in this boat, I've been where you're at and I've made it through." She thanked him, and says, "He's given me hope on life."
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