Whether you prefer Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” or Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” the message is the same. Or as is often called ‘The Golden Rule’: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. It is a basic tenet of Christianity that should always be remembered in our day to day lives.
With that in mind we take a story out of California where a 22 year old nursing student found herself at a car dealership looking to buy a new car to help her make her way through life and continue to attend her college classes when she was told the cost; turns out she couldn’t afford the down payment. She left the dealership in tears not knowing what she was going to do.
Fortunately for Kayla Cooper there was someone else at the dealership that day, Dan Laguardia was intending to come trade in his car buy the new one and go, but when he saw Kayla leave crying he had to inquire what happened. When he found out the situation he asked them to call her back and tell her there was a car she should come look at. When she got back Dan took her around to see his old 2005 Toyota Scion which he then told her was hers ‘”this is no strings attached.”
The college student said she is keeping in touch with Laguardia since the unexpected act of kindness. She doesn’t know how she will ever repay him, she said. Luckily, she doesn’t have to. “If I was her, I would’ve wanted somebody like me to do it,” Laguardia said. “I have been in situations where a little hand up would have been nice. I just figured it was me being what I wanted in my life.” – The Golden Rule in practice. That is your Good News Story of the Day. Find more here.
Story and Image from Inside Edition.