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One man will have nearly $15,000 to spend on a car because of a Good Samaritan’s act of kindness.
Upon leaving work Saturday night, Jason Kapoor saw an older, bearded gentleman riding a bike in traffic. The temperature was below freezing and White Lake, Michigan, had been blanketed with over nine inches of snow.
Thinking about the inclement weather and a story he had read about a biker who had been hit and killed, Kapoor turned around, turned on his hazards and asked the man if he would like a ride.
The man, named Tony, enthusiastically accepted, and during the car ride, he explained that he could not afford a car because his paycheck went to taking care of his ill wife. Every work day, rain or shine, for about five years years, Tony biked seven miles to get to work.
His story was shared by Kapoor in a Facebook post yesterday that has since been liked and shared 15,000 times.
Kapoor also started a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise money for a car for Tony and his wife. In less than a day after it went up, the campaign has raised almost $14,000 of its $15,000 goal.