This holiday season, a South Carolina mechanic is being praised for his extraordinarily altruistic gifts.
According to CBS News, Eliot Middleton is altering the lives of others in his neighborhood by restoring cars and gifting them.
So far, he’s given out over 60 vehicles to folks in rural South Carolina who don’t have access to transportation.
“They now know that there’s somebody in the community that was looking out for them and cared for them to be able to carry on,” Middleton told the outlet.
This isn’t the first time the altruistic technician has made headlines for his unselfish acts of kindness.
Middleton, who also owns a barbecue restaurant, was highlighted in a piece in June, prompting readers to donate over 800 cars.
In addition, he received more than $100,000 in financial gifts.
“My phone started exploding from all over the place,” Middleton said at the time. “Whatever glowing feeling is inside me, it just transferred from that TV screen and went inside them.”
Hundreds of old vehicles are parked in Middleton’s front yard, which he restores to help others in need.
“There’s no public transportation,” Middleton previously told CBS News in June. “There are no Ubers, there’s no taxis or nothing like that.”
Middleton gave given 12 automobiles for the holidays to coincide with the 12 days of Christmas.
Job seekers, single parents, and elderly persons in need of transportation to health appointments are among the recipients.
One of Middleton’s present recipients was Aziare Green, a local single mother.
Green was given a 2006 Honda Civic by the mechanic, which totally transformed her circumstances.
“I am always having to wait and borrow people’s cars,” Green told CBS News.
She can now ride whenever and wherever she wants.
“You have no idea how much this means to me,” she said.
“I’m so glad we were able to help,” Middleton said.
Middleton revealed that while putting together the tremendous endeavour, he learned a valuable lesson in charity: “With somebody pushing the iron, there’s going to be folks behind you pushing the iron too.”