A dilapidated car could be a poster child for the junkyard, with a smashed-in front and a broken windshield. The hood actually has to be tied down! Some would wonder, how can it even run?
Roxanne Tackett and her husband, Gary, would often see the banged-up Hyundai in the parking lot at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Branson, Missouri, and were stunned to learn that it belonged to one of the waitresses, Cindi Grady.
Roxanne told INSIDE EDITION's Steven Fabian, "At first, we thought it was abandoned."
Grady laughed as she told INSIDE EDITION, "It got me to work and got me home, most of the time!"
Now, Christmas has come early for single mom Cindi Grady.
So, the next time the Tacketts dined at the Cracker Barrel, they made sure that Grady was their waitress.
Grady recalled, "They left me a big tip."
But there was much more to come, as Grady learned when they took her outside and Gary Tackett gave her the keys to the best tip of her life!
"No way!"exclaimed Grady.
"Yes," said Gary.
"Really?" asked Grady.
"Yes. It's not new, but it's new to you," said Gary again.
"I can't believe it! Oh my god!" cried Grady.
"It's a dream to drive!" added Grady later.
Grady now rides in style at the wheel of a 2008 Ford Fusion, thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Fabian asked Tackett, "What made you decide, Okay, here's what we are going to do, we're going to buy this woman a car?"
Roxanne replied, "Just to help her out and feel good about helping someone."