Dad Breaks Down In Tears When Kids Surprise Him With Mustang He Sold 12 Years Ago For Wife's Cancer Treatment

September 19, 2018

Wesley Ryan loved his 1993 Ford Mustang, which he called "Christine". He named the car after the 1983 movie based on the novel by Stephen King.

But 12 years ago, Wesley had to sell Christine to help pay for his wife's cancer treatment.

"Medical bills were piling up," Wesley's daughter Jeni told CBS News. "My dad without hesitation posted his car for sale and within two days, someone came and got it and that tore my dad into pieces."

Realizing how much that car meant to him and the sacrifice he made for their mother, Jeni and her brother Jake decided to find the original Christine and buy it back for their father.


"So my brother calls me, tells me, 'Hey, I found Christine online'," Jeni said. "That same day we drove up to Kyle, Texas, to go pick her up."

Jeni, Jake and their mother, who is now 13 years cancer-free, helped coordinate a plan to surprise Wesley with the car that night.

Jeni says she still tears up when she watches the video of the surprise.

"He never expected anything back from us. All my dad wanted us to be is successful, and that's all he ever asked from us. He never asked for his vehicle back," she said. "Literally, words cannot explain that video because that video explains absolutely everything."

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