Stranger Gifts His Car To A Nursing Student During Trade-In

A stranger passed on a gift of kindness at an El Cajon dealership. Dan Laguardia was trading in his Scion at Auto City and overheard Kayla Cooper’s conversation with a salesman.

“I could kind of tell she wasn’t getting what she was there for,” said Laguardia.

Cooper works two jobs while attending nursing school and told 10News that while the salesman was nice, the down payment they were looking for was not, so she left the dealership in tears.

At the time, Cooper was borrowing cars from family and friends to get to work and was at risk of losing her job if she couldn’t find a car before the end of the month.

Laguardia said he was touched by what he heard, so he asked the salesperson to call and ask Cooper to come back to the dealership.

“The car had more value to her than it did for me trading it in,” said Laguardia.

Cooper didn’t believe the random act of kindness at first, but it was official after Laguardia signed over the Scion XB’s title to her for nothing.

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