View Full Version : Generosity of some people is astounding.

11-17-2015, 08:08 AM
#1 son stopped at a traffic accident and put a TQ on a young woman who had a nasty open fracture. There is a thread in Trauma about it.

Seems her extended family is Lebanese and in the auto repair and auto body business with some of the biggest and best shops in town.

#1 son is driving his first bought it hissownself truck – a mighty 2002 GMC Sonoma with rust and dings a plenty but only 80 k miles on it. It has the old school plastic floor instead of carpet. This was a farm / chore truck and was treated as such. He paid a princely $3,500 for it.

Anyway the woman’s father or maybe uncle tells him to drop it by their shop and they’ll “at least knock a few dents out”. It’ll “Take a few days to work you in.” That was a clue right there.

He just swung by the office on his way to school – the Lebanese mafia went whole hog on this truck

Knocked out all dings
Cut out several rust spots, welded / body filled patches in place
New brakes
New plugs and wires and battery
New shocks and struts
New Belts and Hoses
Radiator Flush
Transmission flush and fill with crazy expensive synthetic tranny fluid

Fresh paint – really sharp looking slate grey , kind of stealthy.

Spray in bed liner – they went 6” over the top rail and down the side they also removed the seats and shot most of the cab interior with it then installed some floor drains so he pretty much hose out the inside.

Put in a radio that was designed to go in a boat.

Put in some seat covers made from the stuff wet suits are made of.

He’s pretty much speechless. I guess they told him “We said the least we could do was fix the dents …. Not what could we do if we really wanted to. “ I hate to think how much that would have cost.

I guess the last thing they told him was “If you get rust again and we catch you running around town w/o bringing it to use to fix we gunna smack you in the head.”

Try and get a pic of the stupid phone thing later.

Mr. Anthony
11-17-2015, 08:12 AM
So cool!

11-17-2015, 08:13 AM
Wow, that is awesome!

11-17-2015, 10:12 AM
Very cool! I love a happy ending. Congratulations to your son for taking care of business and being prepared. Congrats to you dad for your role in raising him to become a decent man!
I had an experience while still a teenager at an accident scene. First time I had somebody die while I was holding them. Ugly scene where someone was drinking and driving. Multiple fatality crash and I was the car right behind it. I'll never forget it. No happy ending there.
Glad to hear a positive story. Thank you Sir!

11-17-2015, 10:34 AM
truly awesome!

11-17-2015, 10:55 AM
Debt of Honor. He saved her life. Im sure they felt it was the least they could do. Its the way things should be....

Paper Shredder
11-17-2015, 11:33 AM
Good vibes going all around. This is the kind of human stories we need more of. Too much pestilence and garbage in the world today... Continues to echo my Boycott experience and that preparedness is worth it. Our training ultimately saves lives, just sometimes its by killing the BG or just helping the GG. Thanks for sharing.

11-17-2015, 05:47 PM

11-17-2015, 05:57 PM
Its great to here that there are good people left in the world. Karma.

11-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Thanks God their is a shred of decency left in humanity.

I thought when I started reading you were going to tell us they stole the truck, and your son never saw it again.

Finally, an uplifting story.

11-17-2015, 07:05 PM
Great story, I like endings like this..