Amy Fritz says on December 14th she came back to a friends house after a party to find an empty parking space instead of her 2004 Jeep Liberty. "We came back and the car was gone."
In addition to the car - her children's Christmas gifts that were in the back of it were gone as well. And she says her bank account couldn't deal with the set back. "I'm a single mom with three boys. Living paycheck to paycheck. I was thinking - this is going to kill me to have to have a car payment."
She posted the bad news on her Facebook page. And people began to react - including Mike Rossberg, the CEO of Hubcap Heaven and Wheels in West Valley City. "It just wanted right to have someone rip off her Jeep with all the Christmas presents in it. It doesn't get any lower than that." Rossberg was upset by the crime and wanted to help. And he wasn't alone. Fritz says her family and friends responded as well. "People have been so kind - calling and telling me they love me, offering to get my kids Christmas and getting me rides."
But on Friday that giving reached a whole new level. Rossberg says Hubcap Heaven decided to help get her a car. Rossberg found a used Hyundai Elantra - paid for it - and gave Amy the keys. ABC 4 Utah was there when he gave her the car. "It is all yours - no strings attached."
Fritz responded by saying "Thank you so much. I can't even tell you how nice that is." Then her voice cracked - overcome by emotion. Amy says she is grateful for the car and can't express how much she appreciates the amazing act of kindness. "I honestly just can't believe this."