Man Buys Tires For Unemployed Single Mom, Receives A Surprise Of His Own When Others Pay It Forward [Video]
When a man named Jeff Simmons decided to help out an unemployed single mom by buying her car a new set of tires, he was surprised when others decided to pay it forward when he ran into trouble himself.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, one Hidden Cash benefactor in Florida claims the Christian church is not doing enough to pay it forward. But on the other side of the nation, several high school students decided to “prank it forward” by helping out a struggling waitress in a humorous way.
Simmons says he works a full time job in addition to creating personalized works of art out of his garage. So when he had some extra cash recently, he decided to splurge a little and go to the car wash with his truck.
That’s where he met Christi Stephens, who was “wiping her eyes and crying and I didn’t know what was going on.” It turns out the woman had been told her tires were worn out to the point of being dangerous, but due to her circumstances, she could not afford to replace them. So, after talking to his wife first, Simmons decided to spend his spare cash on buying this stranger a new set of four tires:
“I just figured we’ve been behind in paying check to check for so long, it’s something that we’re used to doing.”
In response, the the grateful woman recalled:
“I just about, I got goosebumps. I almost wanted to vomit a little bit because I just couldn’t believe somebody would be willing to do something like that.”
As luck would have it, Simmons needed new tires of his own the very next day since he ran over a nail and blew out a tire on his truck. A friend of his, Rhonda Wright, wrote in about his good deed to CBS, and Wright says they decided to pay it forward:
“So for your good deed of selflessness and what you did for a total stranger, [CBS 5] gave me $500 to pay it forward to you for doing such a great deed for somebody.”
Because of this story Simmons is telling everyone that it is totally worth it to be the good Samaritan when someone else is in need:
“It doesn’t matter where you sit financially, if you can make life easier for someone else, even if it is for 10 or 15 minutes, it’s worth it.”
How do you think you could pay it forward in your own community?