YYC's 'Scooter Guy' Goes Viral
A man dubbed YYC's 'Scooter Guy' got a new vehicle for Christmas after a video of him riding his scooter along the QEII Highway during a winter blizzard went viral. Automaxx teamed up with 98.5FM Virgin Radio to track the man down and ask the question everyone was wanting to know...'Why ride a scooter in a blizzard?' His answer? He simply 'needed to get to church'.
After speaking with employers, close friends and acquaintances we came to learn of his generosity and just how much he's given back to the community while having very little of his own. Automaxx decided to gift him with a 2010 Dodge Charger SXT AWD on Saturday, December 10th 2016 which left our team experiencing all the feels! But the donations didn't stop there...
Scooter Guy" (left) pictured with General Manager, Chris Thin (right) and his new car donated to him from Automaxx Automotive
Action Insurance gifted the man with 6 months of free insurance along with our friend, Kathy at GlobalWarranty who covered his 3 year warranty. Tyler Hall from 98.5 Virgin Radio also created a GoFundMe page and managed to raise just over $6,800 to cover the cost of gas and maintenance of the car, as well.
We'd like to give a big thanks to everyone who was able to help out with making this Christmas gift possible for an incredibly deserving individual. We encourage everyone reading this to partake in one good deed this Christmas, whether it be for the community or for an individual -- because nothing feels better than knowing you've made a positive difference in the life/lives of others. Merry Christmas.
"Without a sense of caring,
there can be no sense of community."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo