"Buy a Corvette" was a line item on this guy's bucket list. He'd been pining for the car since he was a child. Then came his diagnosis of cancer with the face and it was time for him to start crossing items off that list when doctors surgically removed part of his jaw. He walked into a Chevy dealership to try to buy his dream car, only to have his dreams dashed.
Commenter drock905 wrote in with the following tale:
A friend of my mother who had a small landscape business was diagnosed with cancer in his face and had to undergo surgery to remove part of his jaw. The operation made it painful and difficult for him to speak but he kept his spirits up and positivity. Unfortunately the surgery wasn't successful and after a while he was given a few months to live.
After the news he decided that since he had no family, had saved money his whole life he would buy the dream car that he wanted since he was a kid, a brand new Corvette.
So one day after doing landscape work he decides to go to the local Chevy dealer with the full payment in cash for a Corvette.
He pulls up dirty from a day of hard work driving his beater truck into the dealership. He asks as best he can to talk to a sales manager saying he wants to buy a corvette. The employees see how he's dressed and how his face looks and proceed to tell him they can't help him, then ask him to leave immediately.
He was such a nice guy he didn't cause a fuss or make a scene, he just slowly walked out. Deep down he was devastated and embarrassed, so much so that he gave up the idea of buying his dream car and enjoying his last few months on the planet.
He died a few weeks later never getting his corvette.
Sad story? Yes. Now, if only we knew the name of the dealership, we'd be able to shame the hell out of them while we cry. Anyone have definitive knowledge of who the dealer was — let us know.
Photo: Ian Merritt