Man receives new car thanks to the kindness of Good Samaritan

It all started when Jimmy Preston spotted John Brandeberry walking to work on Holland-Sylvania Rd. during a snowstorm earlier this year.
Published: May. 6, 2021 at 11:40 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - During a snowstorm earlier this year, Jimmy Preston spotted John Brandeberry walking along Holland-Sylvania Road, heading in to work. Preston stopped him and gave Brandeberry a lift to his job at Kroger.

After the encounter, Preston and the non-profit Blessings in Disguise helped give Brandeberry the finances to take driver’s education courses and fees to receive his driver’s license.

And now, with driver’s license in hand, Brandeberry received one more surprise on Thursday -- a 2013 Toyota Rav4 that has been fully paid off. Jim White Toyota covered more than half the price, with money from a GoFundMe that Preston set up covering the rest, plus six months of car insurance.

Brandeberry will also receive a new bike rack for his car and a new bike. He said it shows there are still good people in the world.

“You should treat everyone how you want to be treated,” he said.

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