A beloved Texas crossing guard is resting easier tonight after the community that loves him came forward to help when he fell on hard times.
Nathaniel Kendrick works as a crossing guard at Lakewood Elementary School in Dallas, Texas, and recently fell into financial hardship when his wife became sick.
After his car was repossessed, a group of dads from the Friends of Lakewood community organization came together to buy Kendrick a new car.
“What we decided to do was to get in the car, pull it around the corner, and park it in the middle of the crosswalk … nobody does that,” Russell McMillan, one of the organizers said describing how they broke the news to Kendrick.
In disbelief, Kendrick initially refused the gesture.
“He’s asking us to move the car, and I’m going, ‘Well, it’s your car, why don’t you move it?” Kendrick told ABC affiliate WFAA.
When Kendrick realized that the car was for him, he was overcome with emotion.
“Everything is good. I love y’all,” Kendrick said.
Watch a report on the story from WFAA in the video below: