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A Man Who Unknowingly Helped A Rapper Out Of A Car Wreck Is Rewarded With A New Car

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When we talk about Karma, it’s usually… not in a good way. But sometimes, it pays off to be a decent person, and J’Mmar Coleman found that out firsthand.

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On May 17, 2018, Migos rapper Offset wrecked his new Dodge Challenger in Atlanta. It was a pretty gnarly wreck; Offset was posting pictures of himself in a neck brace with some pretty gnarly cuts on social media. But he recently posted something in the aftermath.

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According to the 26-year-old Offset, J’Mmar was the only one to help after the crash. He got Offset out of the car, checked him over, walked him home, took him to the hospital, and then just disappeared without even knowing who he was helping out. J’Mmar was just being a good dude.

But that pretty basic good deed didn’t go unnoticed. Offset and his fiancée Cardi B were so impressed that someone would actually just do something out of the good of their own heart that they tracked down Coleman.

And he bought Coleman a brand new Nissan Altima.

It’s a pretty feel-good story. It’s not the kind of stuff we’re used to seeing pop up in a news cycle, but it does kinda make the world seem a little bit brighter. It just goes to show that being a decent human being doesn’t go unnoticed.

Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.

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DISCUSSION

While it’s not a “brand new” Nissan Altima, I don’t understand all the negativity in the comments.

A lot of people would do what Coleman did without expecting anything in return. I help people just to know I did something nice. He got a car out of it. Yes, Offset apparently has a lot of money, but he did something he didn’t have to do for someone that didn’t expect anything in return. It’s a good deed.

I’ve seen this story reported on other sources. I don’t know if it’s true, but supposedly the guy is homeless. He doesn’t really look homeless to me, but whatever the case — one of my first thoughts was “I hope he can afford the insurance and upkeep.” Realizing now that it’s actually an older model, Offset may have been doing him a FAVOR by buying an older/cheaper vehicle. If it was intentional or not, who knows, but I don’t see the reason for so much negativity.

For everyone here, when you have a lot of money, make sure you one-up this rapper so we can see you’re better people.