A down-on-their-luck family will have a new car this holiday season thanks to the generosity of the head of the Marysville Police Department.
Chief Aaron Easton first learned that the struggling and homeless Conn family needed a vehicle through social media, KTLA sister station KTXL reported.
Jessica Conn had posted about her family’s misfortune recently on Facebook, writing that the transmission of their dying Saturn gave out as it came to a stop in front of the man’s house who had offered to sell his old car at a deeply discounted price.
The family still couldn’t afford the Nissan, even with the greatly reduced price tag, according to the station.
But the Conns were about to get a big holiday gift from Easton, who saw the post and decided he wanted to do something to help.
“It was kind of spur of the moment … ‘Yeah, I’m going to buy them a car,'” Easton recalled during an interview with KTXL. – KTLA