Vietnam veteran Wayne Christensen received an unexpected thank you after taking his car to get new tires at Jones Complete Car Care in Taylorsville, Utah.
According to KUTV, after seeing the Purple Heart Vietnam Vet hat Christensen donned, a man approached Christensen and asked, “What are you doing, buying tires?”
After affirmatively responding, the stranger handed him a wad of cash and said, “thank you for your service”.
The vet told KUTV he was oblivious to how much money he had received, but upon realizing it totaled to $800, he “was totally in shock” and “[could not] believe it.” The cash was nearly enough to cover the costs of the tires, the bill costing $808.10. “Humbled and honored” by the gentleman’s actions, the veteran expressed his gratitude in stating “I have a special place in my heart for him right now. I will never forget this, never”.
Lyman Johnson, assistant manager at the car shop, saw the entire event transpire. Johnson told KUTV she did not know who the man was or where he came from, but was shocked at his generosity, calling the act of giving to “a gentleman like this that served our country years ago…breathtaking [and]… amazing”.
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