Widow Forced To Sell Late Husband’s Car, 14 Years Later Stunned To See What Drives Up

Widow Forced To Sell Late Husband’s Car, 14 Years Later Stunned To See What Drives Up


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Years Later Stunned To See What Drives Up There’s no doubt that breakups and divorces
can deal a painful blow to a person’s heart, but sometimes life doesn’t always give you
a choice in how the relationship ends. For Jessica Johns, the end of her marriage
came as a complete shock, as she had only spoken to her husband just twelve hours prior. Jessica’s husband, Army Lt. Jonathan David
Rozier, was only 25 when he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq. The year was 2003, and a newly widowed Jessica
was now faced with the harsh realities of raising their 9-month-old son, Justin, as
a single mom. She had to make some difficult decisions,
which included selling her husband’s car. Justin grew up without a father, but the now
16-year-old teen cherishes anything that belonged to his dad. So, when Jessica came across the car’s original
registration document, it triggered a flood of memories – and a brilliant idea! Like all teens who reach a certain age, Justin
was itching to get himself a new set of wheels. He had just received his driver’s permit,
and he thought it would be really cool if he could somehow drive his dad’s old car. It would also, strangely enough, provide him
with a much-needed physical connection to his father. Justin explained to CBS News why his father’s
old car was so important to him: “I don’t know, just knowing that he had it
— it’s a whole lot different than just any other thing.” Jessica knew that locating the ’99 Toyota
Celica convertible would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but her son’s
16th birthday was coming up, and she was intent on making his dream come true. Jessica turned to Facebook with the hopes
that her social media network would be able to help her with a seemingly impossible quest. “If you facebookers could work your magic
and help me find it, it would be an amazing present for his 16th birthday if it hasn’t
become a tin can by now.” She posted a picture of the car along with
the old VIN, and amazingly enough, it only took a few days before the convertible was
located in Utah. A passing police patrol happened to notice
a vehicle that looked like the one in Jessica’s picture, and when the officer peeked at the
VIN, it was an exact match! But, now Jessica had to convince the current
owner to give it up. Jorge Cruz had only purchased the car two
months prior, but after Jessica explained why the car meant so much to Justin, he graciously
agreed to sell it to her. Unfortunately, this created a whole new problem,
since Jessica didn’t actually have the funds to buy it back! She didn’t think she’d get that far so quickly,
but thankfully social media came to the rescue once again. A non-profit organization, Follow the Flag,
raised enough money to not only purchase the car for Justin’s 16th birthday, but they assembled
a team of volunteer mechanics to fix it up so that it looked brand new! Jessica was thrilled that the car had come
full circle, and would give Justin another precious link to the father he never knew. She told CBS News: “It’s a link to the past for him. It’s a big thing for me too. I never got to see him come home. So that just one moment right there was — I
think I needed that.” Although finding a car to connect a son with
his father sounds like a pretty good ending to this incredible story, Jessica was left
with something even better. She’ll never forget the expression on her
son’s face when he got behind the wheel… He looked exactly like his father. If you like our video then do subscribe to
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