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Something to put a smile on your face (and a tear in your eye)

(16 Posts)
WendyWeber Thu 12-Jul-07 09:07:34

It's only a sodding car but what a lovely lot of people. And the interweb comes up trumps again. Ahhhhh.

LittleLupin Thu 12-Jul-07 09:13:14

You big soppy <wipes eyes>

sockmonkey Thu 12-Jul-07 09:20:14

Aww, that's just lovely

filchthemildmanneredjanitor Thu 12-Jul-07 09:21:17

no-sorry that does nothing for me at all.

escape Thu 12-Jul-07 09:24:26

couldn't have donated the money to some kind of stroke rehabilitation charity instead - a lovely thought, but why can't people put their time and money into something more generally meaningful?

Miaou Thu 12-Jul-07 09:26:23

Awwww ... see it's not just MNers who will go the extra mile

Dh and I were talking about this the other day - RL communities are fragmenting and people are becoming more isolated from each other - but virtual communities are forging strong bonds then this spills over into RL in situations like this. It's very interesting.

KezzaG Thu 12-Jul-07 09:42:45

I thought this was lovely, was just about to start a thread about it myself. Loved it that he cried like a baby when he saw it.

Loobyloo22 Thu 12-Jul-07 10:02:43

OK if you had told me this morningin that I woulod be crying at an article about a car I would have thought 'yeah right'.. as it turns out... sniff sniff. How lovely! There should be a news site that is dedicated purely to 'good news'.

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 10:06:13

oh sob <sniff>


its Carsnet.com isn't it?

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 10:07:26

escape ... I think you're wrong .. its a lovely gesture to cheer an individual up .. not everything has to be for the greater good .. I think this is far nicer in its own way

lurkylou Thu 12-Jul-07 10:18:43

The 'greater good' is that all these people took the step to help a total stranger and as Miaou says in our RL isolated world this is a great step in forging the bonds that our communities used to have.

Having helped one total stranger I'm sure they will all go on to help others - the ripple effect could be amazing!!

slowreader Thu 12-Jul-07 10:51:32

Couldn't help thinking that perhaps he was enjoying fixing up his car...

WendyWeber Thu 12-Jul-07 11:05:01

Yes, he probably was, sr - good point - but from the description of his condition (and looking at the size of him in the pics) I can't help feeling he would have really struggled.

I suppose he could buy another restoration project if he really wanted to keep doing it himself?

sockmonkey Thu 12-Jul-07 11:40:32

I'm sure his wife would have said something if she thought her DH wanted to finish on his own.
I still think it is a lovely gesture.

TranquilaManana Thu 12-Jul-07 11:44:44

i fink thats lovely.
really really lovely.
gawd blemm em all.

escape Thu 12-Jul-07 15:48:18

Twigg,
I was in a blinder of amood this morning when I posted - yer all right..
it's lovely Gawd bless 'em

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