e hate to see stories like this, ever, but today we sharing this one with a heart warming ending.
It all started on an average Tuesday morning when a customer pulled up to Frank Todaro's Buffalo, New York, body shop, Collision Masters LLC, in a truck covered in ugly racial slurs.
This is what they were greeted with.
“Customer pulls into the shop today and literally hear crickets when all the air tools and employees stopped and shook their head in disgust on what they saw,” Todaro wrote on Facebook.
"This unfortunate customer had racist remarks with spray paint all over the vehicle," he continued.
Henry King, the truck’s owner, told WKBW that the graffiti appeared the morning after an altercation with two neighbors, who allegedly told the South Buffalo resident, “We’ll get you kicked off this street. You don’t belong here.”
Police are still investigating the incident, but Todaro wasn’t about to let this crap go without taking action himself.
Enter the “best of times” for this scenario.
"Literally my guys dropped everything and attacked this truck like a Pit Crew and got the job done," he wrote.
After finding the right chemical to remove the paint, seven or eight of the shop’s technicians worked on the truck until the graffiti was removed, which took about thirty minutes.
But he wasn’t done.
“I told the owner of the vehicle this ones on me and I wanted him to know that Buffalonians will never stand for this!” wrote Todano. “Great job and many thanks to the team at Collision Masters.”
His Facebook post quickly went viral, with comments praising the shop for helping out a neighbor.
“A very special thank you to the management and staff at Collision Masters LLC for doing the work on this customer’s car for free. CM’s response serves as a wonderful example that when someone attempts to sow seeds of Hate, Love will always triumph!” another one wrote.
In fact, there were more than 9,000 comments on the post.
And it didn’t just stop with the comments…