Stan and Pat Kipping have never been rich, but they’d never needed more than their humble living in Red Bud, Illinois. That is until Stan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The medical bills needed for his treatment mounted, and on their barely substantial retirement fund, even the smallest payments became impossible.
One of these small payments was their monthly ones of $100, made for their 1998 Buick Century. They were devastated, but they knew they had to give the car up. They simply prayed to God and trusted that He would help them.
The repossession worker who met them was Jim Ford. Jim has been a repo man for 20 years, and he’s had his fair share of disgruntled individuals angrily threatening him as he takes their cars away – even though he’s just doing his job. But when he came to collect the Kippings’ Buick, they made no fuss and politely handed over the keys.
Jim began driving away, but he made it about a block before he stopped and his conscience began to eat at him. He pulled over and called up the bank and asked if he could help to pay off their remaining loan. Upon getting the okay, he went home and set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the cause.
Not only did Jim pay off the rest of the loan, but he also changed the car’s oil and fixed it up a little and was left with a whopping $17,000 leftover from the fundraiser! A few days later, he arrived back at the home of the Kippings and returned their keys and car to them. He announced that it was fully paid off and repaired, and handed them the envelope with the money in it.
Stan and Pat were in tears. They’d prayed for a miracle, and they received it in the form of an extremely kind repo man. Jim’s actions restored their faith in human compassion and kindness, and now, they have funds for Stan’s medical fees!