Nursing student Kayla Cooper works two jobs while going to school and she recently went to Auto City in El Cajon, California because she needed a car. She says the salesman was nice, but the downpayment they were looking for? Not so much, so she left the dealership in tears.
Dan Laguardiawas trading in his Scion that day and overheard Cooper’s conversation with the salesman and says he could tell “she wasn’t getting what she was there for.” Hearing that she had been borrowing cars and was going to lose her job if she couldn’t find a car before the end of the month, he was moved to help her. So asked the dealership to call Cooper back and offered this total stranger the car he was going to trade-in. Laguardia says, “The car had more value to her than it did for me trading it in.”
At first, Cooper didn’t believe the random act of kindness, but when Laguardia signed over his vehicle’s title to her for free, it was official. Now she has the set of wheels she needs, thanks to this generous man.
“That gives her a bit of a jumpstart in life,” says Laguardia. “Which, if everybody did that for everybody else, we’d be in a much better place.”