GOOD NEWS Holiday Spirit: Repo Man Pays Off Elderly Couple's Car
An elderly Illinois couple were overjoyed when a repo man's good-hearted deed kept them from living without a vehicle.
Jim Ford, co-owner of Illini Asset Recovery, arrived at the home of Stan and Pat Kipping, who had defaulted on their bank lien.
“You know, it was just one of those repo's,” Ford said, according to WTKR, “My grandparents are gone, but you know... I knew what was going on."
Ford said the Kippings' medication costs had "doubled or tripled."
Pat Kipping said the couple owed their drugstore and grocer a collective hundreds of dollars, and used the vehicle to primarily run local errands.
Just after Ford repossessed the Kippings' car, he pulled to the side of the road and called their bank.
He asked the bank if he could pay the overdue balance on the spot so that the senior citizens could have their vehicle back.
With the help of a GoFundMe campaign, Ford was able to not only give the Kippings back their vehicle, but have it detailed and refurbished as well.
"It just looks so pretty," Pat Kipping said.