8 Year-old’s Promise To Dad Fulfilled, ’57 Chevy On 57th Birthday

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By George Fox
@georgejfox

Need some inspiration to do a good deed? This warm and fuzzy video of a son giving his dad a ’57 Chevy on his 57th birthday will hit close to home for anyone with a great father figure in their life.

This feel-good moment from Kentucky shows the dad’s reaction. The son made a promise when he was 8 years old to get his dad the car. Remember men — a promise is a promise.

They lure the dad into the driveway with a typical dad task of fixing a cornhole platform.

The highlight of the video is when he sees the car in the garage looks at his son and quietly utters a choked-up “no.”

It’s currently on the front page of Reddit, has more than 4000 positive votes and more than 1000 comments.

The son who is a University of Kentucky fan, goes by the username 8titlesdontlie on Youtube and as Belairboy on Reddit. He  bought the car in New Hampshire and hid it in his garage for two years. According to the son’s post on Reddit, the man’s dad “grew up poor in a family of 7 children. He never thought he would be able to own his dream vehicle but would talk about it all the time.”

My Dad’s ’57

When I was in high school, my dad bought a ’57 very similar to this car. We took a few rides in it. That car was cool and incredibly loud. Now I see it for what it was, a symbol of Detroit industry and attitude. My dad sold it to my brother-in-law in the mid-nineties. I’ll have to ask him if he wants it back.

Funny thing is — this isn’t the first time I’ve written about this car model here.

Related: Justin Verlander’s American Muscle Car Should Be A ’57 Chevy

George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I’m not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I’m probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.

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