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Posted: December 19, 2014

Men buy crossing guard a car after his gets repossessed

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

DALLAS —

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A crossing guard at a Dallas elementary school was the one stopped in his tracks by a random act of kindness this week. 

After learning Nathaniel Kendrick had his car repossessed due his wife's medical bills, a group of school dads raised money to buy him a Mercury sedan

The group, known as Friends of Lakewood, brought Kendrick the present at his work. As they arrived at the crosswalk, they stopped—then parked.

The group then told Kendrick the car was his responsibility to move as it (now) belonged to him.

See the exchange below: 

Kendrick, a retired city employee who has affectionately become known as "Mr. Kent" to students during his 10-year tenure as a crossing guard, was moved to tears. 

"My mother told me long before she passed, 'Take care of your wife.' So I try my best," Kendrick said

As for the present, he said, "It's wonderful; I enjoy it." 

Russell McMillan was one of the organizers of the surprise. He told a local television station, "I wouldn't trade Mr. Kent for the world."