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DellDude2

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:50:48 AM

This story, just in time for Father’s Day, is so heartwarming. Be forewarned: you might want to have a Kleenex handy when you watch the video, which has already garnered nearly 10 million YouTube views in a little over a week.

Nearly three decades ago, 8-year-old Mike King promised his dad Roger that somehow, someway, he’d get his father’s dream car, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air for his dad’s 57th birthday.

Roger likely forget about his son’s promise, “but I never forgot,” Mike said in a post on Reddit.com. They’d even spend tons of quality time over the years looking at photos of the Bel-Air and other cars in magazines and books. It was their favorite way to spend time together.

So after years of searching, Mike found just the right Bel-Air a couple of years ago in New Hampshire and brough
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ep3guy
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 5:57:29 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:59:29 AM

thanks for a positive story.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 9:47:25 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 2:38:16 PM

Great story, my son would do this. He talks about it all the time, loves to rebuild cars in his free time. Will share this article with him.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 4:52:43 AM

You are right Gnusman, it was Clinton and Barney who engineered the collapse by lowering requirements to buy a house
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 4:35:20 AM

Funny Tigerpaw, but current admin wasn't around for the collapse....so it would have been nicer if you had done it about 15 years ago or so.....
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 1:03:51 AM

Reading this story was a perfect way to wrap up Father's Day 2014. Mike, you and your dad are both very lucky to have each other, and I'm sure he thinks you are as fantastic a son as you think he is a fantastic dad. The best part is that you are both right. God bless you both.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:49:01 AM

Good for him. I ,probably like many kids, also told my Mom many yrs ago, I would someday buy her the car she wanted. However, I never got to do it before she passed away. No thanks to this stinking Economy & the current Admin in Washington at least in the last 7 yrs.



[Edited by: TIGERPAW46 at 6/16/2014 12:51:34 AM EST]
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BLUEJEWEL1426
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:40:05 AM

Awwww.... HAPPY TEARS!! :-) WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COLOR CAR!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:25:58 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:25:41 AM

awesome!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:24:08 AM

Way to go!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:22:20 AM

Nice story.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:21:55 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:21:02 AM

GOOD
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:20:46 AM

WAY TO GO MIKE!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:20:44 AM

great story..
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:20:29 AM

k
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:20:14 AM

good for him
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:16:27 AM

always wanted a '57 Chevy.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:15:36 AM

nice son
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:15:24 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:14:47 AM

Fine.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:13:33 AM

Very Nice...
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:13:13 AM

Good looking Chevy.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:11:01 AM

Nice story.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:10:47 AM

yay
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:10:31 AM

What a son!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:10:30 AM

OLD NEWS!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:09:44 AM

Nice Move.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:09:41 AM

Awesome!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:09:05 AM

Good story, but it's about a week late here.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:08:59 AM

Saw this somewhere yesterday. . .
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:08:45 AM

Outstanding story.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:08:08 AM

Old news, but still cool
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:08:05 AM

Nice
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:07:54 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:07:20 AM

cool
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:06:44 AM

Old but nice
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:05:32 AM

Nice story for a change. Nothing to do with gas prices.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:05:25 AM

What a great gift!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:04:50 AM

Nice. Happy Father's Day everyone!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:04:28 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:04:05 AM

unreal bro!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:03:27 AM

Awesome
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:03:21 AM

I'd be happy with the 1957 gas prices...
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:02:51 AM

it is nice to know that some dads get treated like that, I am lucky if I get a phone call.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:02:45 AM

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:02:45 AM

The kid sure knows where it is at. Not his biological father, but his real dad.
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:01:33 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:01:16 AM

k
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