Thanks to the kindness of strangers, an Oregon boy will be able to make it to school on time.
Hunter Cmelo, 6, was having trouble making it to school on time because his family’s vehicle, a Dodge Durango, was on its last legs, ABC News reported. Because Hunter was tardy on multiple occasions, the school punished him with detention. When his mom, Nicole Garloff, visited him during lunch while he was in detention, she was shocked at how Hunter was being punished.

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He was seated in the cafeteria. The only thing that separated him from the rest of his schoolmates was a  cardboard poster display. “I was really upset. I went and got my iPad and took a picture of him,” said Garloff to ABC News. “He wasn’t tardy so many times that he deserved that."



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Laura Lucas Hoover

Garloff took a picture of Hunter while he was in detention at the school and posted it to social media. When it went online, the photo of Hunter caught the attention of a local radio personality, Bill Meyer. The broadcaster reached out to a local mechanic to see if he could get Hunter’s family car fixed, so Hunter wouldn’t be late any more. The repairs for the vehicle were more costly than the vehicle’s value, so a local car dealership donated a used car to the family.

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