Lee Benson, columnist for the Salt Lake Deseret News, gives us this heart-warming story that stands in sharp contrast to the kinds of people I mention in the following post.
Seems a moose was wandering around the Brigham Young University campus in Provo UT having a good time being lost, and damaged two cars belonging to students in the Marriott Center parking lot. The state of Utah determined they were not liable for moose damage, so the students were stuck with repair bills. Hearing about this dilemma, Dave Adams of G/3 Collision Auto Repair, offered to fix the cars for nothing. He said, "I do it because it gives you a good feeling when you see a need and its within what we can do."
Benson writes that Dave started fixing abandoned wrecks and giving them away eighteen months ago. He took one car to the unemployment office, gave the keys to the clerk, and told her to give it to someone who needed a car. A few weeks ago, Dave pulled into a gas station and noted the car he had given away at the next pump. A man, his wife, and children were in the car, with the back stuffed with sleeping bags and covered with curtains. Dave said, "Thank God we gave 'em a car, 'cause we gave them a house, too."
If only the world had more Daves.