“What a Gift that Is”

This story touched me and I believe it will touch you too.  A single dad with an autistic child and a job as a dishwasher, a broken van, a $1,500 bill it took him six months to save the money to pay, and a kind-hearted mechanic who made a world of difference for this small family.

Kindness for a single dad

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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11 Responses to “What a Gift that Is”

  1. quiall says:

    Stories like this give me hope for us all!

  2. Mrs. P says:

    As soon as I read about the transmission falling apart. understood his dilemma…Rick has worked on these and they have millions of pieces that have to go in…in an exact sequence. An impossible job if you don’t know what you’re doing. So glad that the mechanic had a heart. 😀

  3. tunisiajolyn84 says:

    Thanks for sharing this! This is truly a great Christmas story.

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