There are several aspects of parenting an adolescent that might keep a parent up at night. One is, of course, the prospect of them driving. But, because the day will eventually come when they will be able to drive, all we can do is train them effectively and provide them with a secure car.
When Kevin Duke of Kentucky bought his teen daughter an old automobile, he naturally wanted to try it out first. What he discovered in the car’s glove compartment, though, startled him.
Kevin’s daughter was still a few weeks away from turning 16, so he had plenty of time to thoroughly evaluate the vehicle to assure its safety. He checked through the car in addition to driving it around.
Inside the glove box was one spot the father looked. He did examine it several times, but it wasn’t until he picked up a tiny rubber pad that he noticed a secret letter beneath it.
The envelope was addressed to the new owner of the car and read: “Important Info Inside.”
Kevin explained in a Facebook post:
“Well, yesterday I’m in it tinkering around and I open this storage compartment on top of the dash (which I’ve opened a half dozen times already). This time I notice a rubber mat in the bottom of it and for whatever reason, I pull it out. To my surprise, I find this envelope with this letter inside. I won’t lie, I shed a few tears.”
The dad shared photos of the handwritten letter online, which gave a peek into the previous owners’ history. On top of bringing Kevin to tears, it’s left the internet needing tissues too.
“To the person that gets this car, I just wanted to let you know what a special vehicle you’ve bought. This car belonged to my mom. She passed away Feb. 25, 2015 in a house fire along with my 6 year old daughter and my aunt. The last time my mom drove this car was the day she left us. Her and my daughter went out shopping and got their hair cut.”