A few weeks ago, CBS News profiled a South Carolina mechanic who fixes old cars and donates them to rural families without a ride. The response to the story was astounding: People have offered to donate nearly 800 cars to the cause.

“My phone started exploding from all over the place,” mechanic Eliot Middleton told CBS News.

“Whatever glowing feeling is inside me, it just transferred from that TV screen and went inside them,” he said, describing the response as “soul-soothing.”

As CBS News previously reported, Middleton’s yard is a cemetery of used cars. He gives the clunkers new life, to help those in South Carolina’s low country.

“There’s no public transportation,”. “There’s no Ubers, there’s no taxis or nothing like that.” = Source