ABILENE, TX – You know what they say: The best things in life are free.
Ruby Cooper would agree with that. She got a free car.
Car dealers get a bad rap, but Ray Braswell is different. He owns a successful car dealership in Abilene, Texas. It’s so successful, he and he and his wife decided to help somebody out.
That somebody was Ruby after her son sent the Braswell’s a letter nominating his mama for the free car giveaway.
Ruby’s son, Roman Johnson, said, “She deserves it. She’s been without a car for a couple of years.”
Braswell said, “I couldn’t stand to think about her walking four little ones to school every day and then buying groceries and everything else.”
So, Braswell handed Ruby the keys to her very own 2005 Ford Taurus. She says she won’t let the kids mess it up, “Cannot be putting no paper on the floor, no crayons, no markers, no nothing.”
As Ruby drives off in a car she didn’t have to pay for, let her story be a reminder that it’s always good to pay it forward.