At an auction to benefit the families of fallen police officers, a random act of kindness stunned the room, and one young man in particular.

The NY Daily News reports: 

The son of a Colorado sheriff’s deputy killed on the job went to a department auction, hoping to score the winning bid on his father’s patrol car. Though the 2010 Dodge Charger had more than 100,000 miles on it and was valued at only $12,500, the bidding went far past that amount.

But Tanner Brownlee topped out at $50,000, the highest he could go to get his dad’s beloved cruiser. Local rancher Steve Wells won the auction with a $60,000 bid Wednesday night. After being handed the keys, he walked straight over to Brownlee and said “Tanner, here’s your car.”

Tanner was stunned. And then he was in tears.

 

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