Howard Cooper, photo from HowardCooper.comBefore Howard Cooper sold the car dealership that he’d owned for 47 years, he stipulated that all 89 employees must keep their jobs.

Workers like Bob Jenkins, a 26-year mechanic, were thrilled. But not as shocked as they were when they were handed checks worth tens of thousands of dollars — thank you bonuses for their years of service.

“I was shocked,” Jenkins said, of 83-year-old Cooper’s generosity.

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