Feel Good Story: Man Gifts Car to Stranger

The gift was better than a trade-in.

February 13, 2019
Car with bow


This Feel Good story is out of El Cajon, a small town in California, and shares a story about Kayla Cooper and Dan Laguardia.

According to ABC 10 News in San Diego, the two were strangers before they crossed paths in an auto shop. Dan Laguardia was there to trade in his old vehicle, and Kayla Cooper was there in hopes she could somehow buy a car.

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Kayla works two jobs on top of attending nursing school, and while the carsalesman tried to be helpful, she did not have enough money for a down payment. "I would have to literally pull a needle out of a haystack to try to get myself a car so I could get to work," Kayla explained. She had been borrowing cars from friends and family, and she was starting to feel like it would never happen for her.

Dan Laguardia, who had overheard the exchange between Kayla and the carsalesman, felt he could to do something to help. He asked the carsalesman to call her back to the dealership so he could give the car. He realized it would be more valuable to her than it was for him to trade it in.

"That gives her a bit of a jumpstart in life. Which, if everybody did that for everybody else, we'd be in a much better place."

To read the full story about these two amazing human beings, click here.