A gentleman stepped outside his home to find his truck spray painted with he N-word and other vulgarities on his truck. The photo quickly spread through social media garnering thousands of views.
You would think after seeing this, you may have lost faith in humanity. Not so fast. After bringing his car to be repaired at Collision Masters LLC located at 555 Pearl Street the shop went in complete silence at the disgust they saw painted on the truck.
See what was reported by Buffalo News.
Frank Todaro had his back turned when he heard a collective gasp and then silence from workers at his car repair shop, Collision Masters, LLC, at 555 Pearl St. in Buffalo, New York, NY 14202“You could hear crickets,” the business’ founder recalled.
A customer from South Buffalo, identified only as Mr. King, had asked for an estimate and driven his silver Chevy truck into the shop. The workers’ reaction was to profane and racist graffiti scrawled on the sides and rear of the vehicle.
“It was disgusting,” Todaro said Wednesday of his personal response to the racist message. “I told him, ‘I’ve gotta get that off for you.’ ”
Todaro assigned his head painter to search for a chemical that could remove the graffiti, then a technician to apply the chemical. Instead of just two employees managing the situation, eight Collision Masters workers jumped in to help, finishing the job in 30 minutes – work that would typically take a full shift. The shop did not charge Mr. King for the graffiti removal.
The owner took to Collision Masters’ Facebook page on Tuesday night to tell the story, and the reaction was rapid. More than 17,000 likes/loves and 5,400 shares of the post have been recorded as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to local TV coverage, the collision shop received a free lunch on Wednesday for its efforts, courtesy of state Sen. Tim Kennedy.
“As the day goes on, it’s been an amazing feeling,” Todaro said of the deluge of positive response to his business’ good deed. “So many people have been calling, feeling bad for [Mr. King] and thanking us for what we did.”
Stemming from the incident, an anti-racism rally has been planned for 6 p.m. June 15 in Cazenovia Park.
Source: Buffalo News