This is such an amazing story. A story filled with strangers and their kind hearts.
When repo man Jim Ford got a call about an overdue car note that required him to take action, it seemed like another day on the job. A credit union contacted him to repossess a 1998 Buick that was a few hundred dollars overdue, so he drove out to the neighborhood to grab the car.
When he arrived near the home and saw a police officer parked near the home. He decided to stop and ask the officer if he knew who owned the car and indeed he did. The officer advised Ford that an elderly couple, Pat and Stanford Kipping owned the vehicle. Ford didn’t want to bother the couple so late at night, so he left and returned the next day.
Ford checked with the bank to see if there was anything he could do, but sadly their wasn’t. Repossessing the car was the only option. So with a heavy heart, Ford went back to the home to repo the car. When he arrived, the Kipping’s invited him in the home and tried to explain their situation, but sadly Ford had to take the car.
As ford pulled out of the driveway he called a friend to pick his brain as to how they could help the couple. The bank was not keen on Ford paying the $350 balance for them so he had to think of another option. His friend suggested he start a GoFundMe page for the couple…and that is exactly what Ford did.
The next morning, the car was more than paid off. The GoFundMe page had received over $3000 worth of donations. The next day, Ford paid off the car for the Kipping’s, drove it back to their home and gave them the good news. In addition, he handed them the extra $1,000 in donations.
“I got up this morning and I looked up at the sun and I said, ‘I hope we get our car back.’ It’s just unbelievable,” said Kipping, a retired dock worker.