Mark Currie owns MC Autosales in the Ballyronan area of Magherafelt and was moved by the bravery of frontline NHS workers battling the Coronavirus to hand over the Vauxhall Astra with no charge.
The 30-year-old car dealer told the Belfast Telegraph: “I got an email last Friday evening from an NHS nurse who needed a car to get to work in as hers was on its last legs and she was stuck.
“I told her I would come in on Saturday morning and she could have a look at this car. I thought to myself I should give something back to the community.
“I just left the key on the tyre and texted her to say ‘look, if it’s any good to you take it with you and don’t worry about paying for it because you’re doing good work’.”
Shocked by the unexpected generosity, he added: “She rang me up in tears and was just delighted. That’s what it’s all about, giving something back to people who are saving lives.
“People will maybe say I’ve done this for publicity but it’s definitely not the case.
“It was just a gesture to someone who needed it at the time.”
Well done Mark!