A South Florida single of mom of 10 was expecting to get a free turkey as she waited in line at an annual holiday turkey giveaway on Monday; what she got instead was something that will make a difference all year long -- a shiny new SUV.
The single mom, Rosa Cotto, was nominated for the prize by Alex "Big Lip" Chisolm, a DJ at local radio station Power 96. Chisolm told Florida's NBC 6 that he's seen firsthand how exhausting it can be for Cotto to get her kids around without the luxury of a car. (Eight of Cotto's children still live at home.)
“Her kids play in my program that I coach in, and I would see the way she would struggle day to day to get them to practice, having troubles getting to the game, getting to the grocery store, going to work every day 6 o’clock in the morning, taking public transportation, not able to see her kids off,” Chisolm told the station.
The Mazda SUV was donated by local car dealership Off Lease Only.
Watch the video above to see Cotto's heartwarming reaction to the surprise, then check out the slideshow below for more unexpected acts of kindness.