Local auto shop donates car to family in need

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PROVO — In the giving spirit of the season, a local auto company surprised a Utah family with a gift of a car on Christmas to help them care for their sick child.

David Johnson, owner of DJ Auto in Provo, saw news stories about others giving of themsevles during this season and wanted to get in on the fun. Through contact with local bishops, they identified a family in need to whom they could donate a fully refurbished vehicle.

The Alden family, with husband Travis and wife Emeigh, were in a trying time. Their 2-year-old daughter has spent her life dealing with various health issues, and the latest car problems for the family were stopping them from being able to keep up with her care, among other things.

Emeigh told Travis a few days ago that she had the best Christmas present imaginable lined up, though, and she wasn't kidding. When the Aldens returned to DJ Auto to find out the damage on their latest set of repairs, they were instead greeted with an entirely different car that was all theirs. The shop even filled the entire car up with groceries.

Watch the video above to see the joy in its full effect.


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