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This Couple Cleverly Tricked A Stranger In Need Into Getting A Free Car

The Feels

It seems as our government and society grows more and more divided, people are taking the time to share positive stories of humanity trying to balance things out.

Recently Reddit user JeffTrav posted to the subReddit "HumansBeingBros," a subReddit dedicated to such stories.

He titled his story:

"The opposite of r/ChoosingBeggars - my wife trying to sell her car."

JeffTrav posted a long, spliced together screenshot of a text conversation he had with the now-owner of his car.



Since then OP, JeffTrav, commented to give more back story and updated viewers twice.

"At first, she was going to put it on [Craig's List] for free, but I said that wasn't a great idea, because you'd get scrappers or just anyone wanting a free car who didn't really need it."

He proceeded to explain how they "valued" their car.

"We decided to list it as $1200, a bit below its value, because anyone looking for a car in that price range probably just really needs a car."

In his first update he thanked everyone for their suggestions on how to transfer the car title.

He also said that his wife, the instigator of this little trick, was also planning on putting $500 in the glove compartment of the vehicle.

In his second update, JeffTrav shared their experience meeting the young woman and her mother.

"Everything went great and she is now driving her new car."
"Thanks to everyone for tips and ideas to make the whole thing go smoothly."
"Met at the DMV. The girl actually getting the car (from the texts) was pretty quiet and shy, but thankful."
"Her mother, on the other hand, was super excited (maybe to the embarrassment of her daughter?)."
"We offered to pay for the registration, but she said she had it, and I didn't want to make it awkward by insisting."
"My wife did leave some money in the glove compartment with a note for her to find later. When she was done at the DMV, the girl hugged my wife and thanked her again."

The internet is reeling from this couple's kindness.

"Today you, tomorrow me" - RobertBearson (Reddit)
"Is your wife an angel?" - tanman5797 (Reddit)
"That is honestly such a nice gesture. I had opened your post on another tab and closed the main page, I had to go back and find this post again just so I can come here to comment."
"You could tell just from the way the "buyer" was responding that they were also a genuinely nice person, almost didn't want it at first for free. This was just an all around wholesome post. What made it better was the comment by the OP, they are planning to give some extra cash on top of the free car. I mean, what can I say."
"Bravo Sir! Bravo!" - Jackandcokeguy (Reddit)
"I honestly needed this. There's so much negative shit on social media, and lately it's been making me depressed. Your wife is amazing and you rock for supporting her with this. I know many guys that would argue with their wives about giving away a car for free to a stranger. I wish I could give you gold or send you a pizza or something. Only thing I can do is try to let you know that you guys are good people and you touch hearts. Keep on being awesome. ❤" - Huckdog (Reddit)
"This warmed my cold, jaded heart. Sometimes I think I spend too much time on r/choosingbeggars and so it's really nice to see something like this." - cakebakerlady (Reddit)

Others wanted to be sure to thank the real hero of the story — his wife.

"Oh please give your wife a big hug from some random girl y'all are making cry with this act of kindness. She was waiting on a car for her tax return...probably been waiting for months for that check like lots of us. Now she's not only not having to spend it but y'all are giving her a mode of transportation that is her OWN. You're giving her some independence. This is so much more than the value of the car. Man, you guys. And then I come here and read that your wife is throwing half a grand on top of that to just be so sweet it makes my stomach tell me to stop reading because it can't take anymore sugar today! Your wife is great, you're obviously great by association. I love seeing stuff like this even if it makes me bawl my eyeballs out." - girlthatmakesglaze (Reddit)
"You and your wife literally changed an entire family's life for the better, beyond their wildest dreams (I'm sure). Good on you and your wife for being good people. Karma will be looking out for you both. How freaking wholesome, this is awesome." - daddydunc (Reddit)
"I had a really rough day yesterday. This morning I was still feeling down but this post truly made me fell better. Thank you and please pass along a thank you to your wife for me." - Gunitsreject (Reddit)
"This is so beautiful. Thank you! You have a great wife." - Uh_cakeplease (Reddit)
"It seems like in the last few years the world has been inundated with people who see kindness as a character flaw and generosity as an exploitation of the weak and gullible. It's been disheartening and sad. Seeing examples like this however, reaffirms for me that there are still special people around who do things not for personal gain but rather to benefit others and make their lives better. Thank you for sharing this and for showing that someone with true riches isn't a Trump or an Osteen but rather someone with a huge heart. Please give your wife a hug for me." - DanishWhoreHens (Reddit)

What a beautiful story.

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