RED BUD, Ill. (KMOX) – A great story out of the Belleville News-Democrat for the holidays.

A couple in Red Bud had their 1998 Buick repossessed. The man is 82 and his wife is 70, and they owed about $2,500.

The repo man, Jim Ford of Belleville, Illinois, felt bad about the situation and created a GoFundMe page for the couple’s expenses, raising $3,500 in one night.

“When I got home that night, I said to myself, ‘They are a real nice elderly couple. I gotta do something. I can’t just take their car,’” Ford said.

Ford not only paid off the car, but he fixed the headlight, filled the radiator and changed the oil. He then delivered the car to the couple, and gave them the extra $1,000 plus a Thanksgiving turkey.

CLICK HERE to watch video of the happy encounter.

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  1. this was an extraordinary situation. the repo man went above and beyond to help this couple in time of need. it take a big heart and someone to know that this couple really needed to keep their vehicle. this is an awesome story and truly needed to be told the world. There are some awesome people in this world.

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