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A Stranger’s Kindness Brings a Police Officer’s Family to Tears

After losing his father in the line of duty, Tanner Brownlee experienced an astonishing act of generosity.

20-year-old Tanner Brownlee went to the local C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) auction with $3,000 in his pocket and his eye on one special vehicle, his father’s Dodge Charger. Brownlee had tragically lost his father, a police officer, in the line of duty five years earlier, and the vehicle to be auctioned was his squad car.

“It’d mean a lot to me and my brother. We've been through a lot,” Brownlee told reporters. “If we do get it tonight, I kind of hope my mom will let me drive it around tonight.”


Unfortunately, as the auction went on, Brownlee was quickly outbid. The price for the Charger—valued at $12,500—rose twenty times that of what was in Brownlee’s pocket. The Charger, priceless to the Brownlee family, was sold to the winning bidder, Rancher Steve Wells, for $62,500. But once Wells received the keys, he performed an act of kindness that made Brownlee well up. He handed the keys over to him immediately.

“Tanner, here's your car,” Wells says in the video below.

Check out the amazing story here:


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