Single mom with budget busting auto repair bill calls Jasmine ‘a blessing’

Posted at 7:15 AM, Dec 08, 2015

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A single mother said she planned to put off paying a bill this month when she learned she would have to pay more than $400 for new tires on her SUV. Those plans changed however when Jasmine Norwood walked into the auto repair shop. All month long, members of the CBS 6 news team will be in the community, helping people through random acts of kindness. We hope those who are helped will then be inspired to pay it forward. If you've been inspired to pay it forward, click here to share your story.

"We were driving by Merchant's here in Henrico and we saw a woman sitting inside. She had her head down and we thought why not go inside and see if we could pay some money down off the bill and just make her day that much better," Jasmine said.

When the clerk at Merchant's told the woman her bill would be more than $400, Jasmine stepped in.

"We can just pay the whole thing," Jasmine said.

"Really?" the woman said with shock. "This is my blessing in disguise. I do thank you all."

"The only thing that we ask, is that you then do something nice for somebody else," Jasmine told the woman. "It doesn't have to be money. We just want people to keep giving."

"I can do that," the woman replied.

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