A community came together to bless their beloved volleyball referee, Lemuel Buster, with a car.
Lemuel Buster, a 78-year-old Navy veteran, takes his commitment to his Paulding County, Georgia, community very serious. So much that he spent a lot of money to get to volleyball games early after his car broke down.
“I made a commitment and a commitment means a lot to me,” Buster told WXIA-TV.
After raising enough money to buy the convertible Chrysler Sebring, the parents and team members surprised him outside the rec center.
Buster recalled he wondered why the parents and girls were standing outside with their cameras out unit he saw the white convertible with a big red bow on.
Aside from the car, they also raised $2000 - which is about R28 000 - for additional expenses such as fuel and tags.
“I will not ever forget this day as long as I live,” Buster said, adding: “I’m in tears.”
The story inspired social media users who praised the community for their act of kindness.
Patti Shipp Langston commented: "Great to hear of such a sweet act of kindness done to someone so deserving of this. God bless you!"
Phyllis Rector added: "Beautiful story! God bless you!"
Joyce Giraud wrote: "Tremendous acts of kindness... that’s so beautiful. I’m sure he deserves it. Look how touched he is. Aw"
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