Virginia Body Shop Repairs Bullied Teen’s Car for Free [VIDEO]
When all you see on the news is politicians, anti-this, and anti-that groups spewing hateful remarks towards others who don't share their views, it's easy to forget that there's still a lot of good people in the world.
Good people like Richard Henegar Jr., manager of Quality Auto Paint and Body in Roanoke, Virginia. After hearing about vandalism done to the car of local teen, Jordan Addison, Henegar Jr. rounded up 10 other local car-oriented businesses and repaired the damage for free.
Addison is a gay teen who told Roanoke TV station, WDBJ, he felt his was the target of bullies because of his sexual preference. "The first time there were some homophobic slurs keyed into the side of it," he said, "Then the second time I had 'die' keyed into it."
Addison, a student a Roanoke University, went on to say the total cost for repairs would have been about "$2,500" based on the lowest estimate he received which is a solid chunk of change for anybody, especially a college student.
When all was said and done, Henegar Jr. and his merry band of good Samaritans put over 100 hours of work into the car and not only gave the car a new paint job, but also added new tires, tinted windows, a new security system, and a new stereo which included a 1,100 watt, 12-inch sub-woofer in the trunk for a grand total of over $10,000 in repairs.
The body shop said they offered to fix the car to let bully's everywhere know, "we're not gonna back down."
As nice as it would be that all the hate in the world disappeared, the idea that would ever happen is unrealistic. What reassures my faith in the human race are people like Richard Henegar Jr. People who could easily stand on the sidelines and not say or do anything, but instead put themselves out there to help out someone in need.
Bravo, Quality Auto Paint and Body, bravo.