Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

He Sold His Prized-Car To Marry Her Mom. The Way She Says ‘Thanks’… I’m In Tears.

They say "love don't cost a thing," but love often comes with great sacrifices. When Dave was a young man, he had one love — his 1973 Porsche 2.0L. He saved up to buy and repair it, and he was proud of the beauty it had become. However, he also met an amazing woman and decided that he wanted to be with her forever.

Although she agreed to his proposal, the couple had to think of ways to pay for the wedding. That's when he knew that he had to give up his other love. He sold the Porsche, which was eventually gutted and sold for its parts.

Fast forward to today. Dave's stepdaughter Kristin wanted to thank him for his grand gesture of love. After all, it wasn't the only way that he showed his affection. Even though he didn't have to, he read to Kristin and played Barbies with her when she was younger. As she grew older, he supported her love for sports as her coach and cheerleader at games and tournaments.

With money she saved up from deployment, she was able to surprise her stepdad with the ultimate gift. Scroll below for photos and details.

This is Dave with his 1973 Porsche 914 2.0L.

He saved up to restore it. Doesn't he look proud of his baby?

This is Dave with his 1973 Porsche 914 2.0L.

He ended up sacrificing it for love.

He met a wonderful woman and wanted to marry her. To help pay for the wedding, he sold the Porsche. It was left at a garage and gutted for its parts.

He ended up sacrificing it for love.

Kristin Russell / YouTube

His stepdaughter decided to give him the surprise of his life.

"My stepdad is awesome. My first memories of him are playing Barbies with me and reading to me. He coached every softball team I was on and came to every karate tournament," his stepdaughter Kristin wrote on YouTube.

She saved up some money from deployment and wanted to spend it on a special gift —a Porsche identical to the one her stepdad gave up. Luckily, she found one in Arizona. She was living in California at the time.

His stepdaughter decided to give him the surprise of his life.

Kristin Russell / YouTube

The car was in great condition.

Kristin was excited, but made sure the Porsche went through a few repairs before gifting it.

The car was in great condition.

Kristin Russell / YouTube

She had it transported to a mechanic near her parents' house.

Dave went through great lengths to show Kristin and her mother love, and she wanted to do the same for him.

She had it transported to a mechanic near her parents' house.

Kristin Russell / YouTube

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