MEMPHIS, TN (WMC/CNN) - Jeff Cain is hearing impaired, but that hasn't stopped him from delivering the Commercial Appeal newspaper in a neighborhood for nearly half a century.
So when neighbors along his route noticed his truck was on its last leg, they pooled their money to replace it.
They found a used SUV and paid to replace the engine and spruce it up.
Smiling from ear to ear, Cain said he couldn't believe it.
"Always want to help them, do something for them. I never thought this would, you know," he said.
"This is really wonderful. Jeff really needed this. They have a kind heart. Jeff is a kind person," said Joe Simi, a fellow newspaper deliverer.
Customers say Cain has always done more than just deliver their papers. He's known to hand out dog treats to residents on early-morning walks with their pets.
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