Back in 2015, Officer John Baggs went above and beyond the call of duty so he could surprise the mother of a fallen soldier with a special gift on Veteran’s Day.
The gift was a car that had once belonged to Army Specialist Jose Torre who had died while he was serving in Iraq in 2011.
After Jose passed away, his mother Candida, who is from Huntington Beach, California, had an emotional connection to the car because it always made her think of her son.
So when she got in a car accident that ended up totaling the vehicle, she was heartbroken to hear that the insurance company would be unable to fix it.
Baggs, who had been a responder to the collision, was moved by the woman’s predicament. So with a little help from Triple-A and 27 different car repair employees giving 120 hours of service, the officer managed to orchestrate the $15,000 repair in time to unveil the renovated car for Candida on Veteran’s Day.
“With all my heart, it means a lot to have it back, it really does,” Torre told KCAL.
“It’s nice to know that there are people in the world that have good hearts, that are willing to pay it forward,” she added.
(WATCH Torre’s emotional reaction in the video below)
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