JASPER COUNTY, Mo. (KSNF/KODE) — Christmas may still be a handful of days away, but two Jasper County, Missouri residents each received a gift today (12/21) — and it was not just any ordinary gift. “Dry Fork Diesel and Auto Repair” gave away two cars to two different people.

Harvell Hunter is a resident and cook at the Carthage, Missouri Crisis Center; he was given a 2002 Ford Taurus. While a 2010 Chevy Malibu went to Alyssa Linder, who lives in Jasper, Missouri and is a waitress at “Peggy’s Own Family Restaurant.”

Dry Fork Diesel worked with the Carthage Crisis Center and the Jasper Police Department to find candidates who would truly benefit from the generosity.

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“I’ve never had no one do anything like this before. I know it’s a blessing from God and I’m just like, ‘oh, man, are you serious right now?’ (laughs) I feel like a little kid, but it’s awesome, I’ve never would have expected somebody to give me a car,” said Harvell Hunter, recipient of a 2002 Ford Taurus.

“It’s really great. I was having an emotional roller coaster because I didn’t know what was going on, but I’m super excited and happy,” said Alyssa Linder, recipient of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu.

This was a complete surprise to both Linder and Hunter. Hunter received his car in the parking lot of the Carthage Fire Department, while Linder was greeted with hers after getting off work.