A group of dads in the Dallas area say they wouldn't trade Nathaniel Kendrick, better known as "Mr. Kent," for the world.
The kindhearted crossing guard who watched over their kids at school for more than a decade, Kendrick recently retired from the Lakewood Elementary School, according to WFAA-TV. But his family has fallen on hard times as his wife's health suffers. Amid their rising expenses, his car was repossessed.
"My mother told me long before she passed, 'Take care of your wife.' So I try my best," Kendrick said.
So the dads teamed up with the Friends of Lakewood community to raise money to buy Kendrick a new car, saying they knew they had to do something to help him.
They deliberately parked the car -- a Mercury sedan -- in the crosswalk, knowing he would ask them to move it.
"Well, it's your car," one of the dads said with a smile. "Why don't you move it?"
Kendrick was stunned, and cell phone footage of the moment showed him unable to speak before he simply said "I love y'all" and gave the dads a hug.
"I wouldn't trade Mr. Kent for the world," Russell McMillan, one of the dads involved, remarked.
WFAA-TV has the whole story: