06/20/2013 02:19 pm ET

Single Mom Ashley Caldwell Receives The Ultimate Gift (VIDEO)

A car is arguably one of the biggest necessities for any working single mother. So it's no wonder that California single mom Ashley Caldwell was "stressed out" when her old car didn't pass the smog test.

Luckily for her, Ben Clymer's The Body Shop in Yucaipa, Calif. gifts a rebuilt car to one hard-working person every year -- and this year, Caldwell, who works at a fast food restaurant while studying to become a teacher, was chosen. According to ABC News, the single mom submitted an application and essay detailing her hardships, including her financial and emotional struggles after leaving an abusive marriage.

"It's nice to be able to give out a little bit of a helping hand to help individuals like that. If we had more of that, we'd have a little bit more united communities," said Clymer, owner of the body shop.

Watch the video above to hear more of Caldwell's story, then check out the slideshow below for other people who received great news.

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