For years, an Iraq war veteran had been paying little by little to have his classic 1965 Mustang restored. He bought the car in 2005 after his first tour of duty in Iraq.

A Houston couple heard about the soldier’s quest and decided to surprise him, paying for the vehicle to be completed.

A crowd gathered at the auto body shop for the big reveal, when Sgt. Kelly Foster thought he was just going to see the latest incremental changes.

Margaret and Timor Martin got together about 35 friends and everyone pitched in. “We wanted to kind of pay it forward for someone who has served this country.”

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from KHOU-TV – NOTE* sound auto-plays there so adjust your speakers)

Photo credit: Joe deSousa (CC license) – Story tip from Mieka Wenner

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