HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) — A 78-year-old Hutchinson woman who planned to sell her beloved 1955 Ford Fairlane to pay back property taxes received a helping hand from a stranger who paid the bill for her.
Dorce Stapleton told The Hutchinson News she was stunned Tuesday when a man showed up in her driveway offering to pay her back property taxes.
Stapleton’s predicament was described in the newspaper earlier. She said she was selling the old car to pay two and a half years of back property taxes.
After telling Stapleton of his plans, the donor went to the courthouse and paid the $2,100 in back taxes and returned with the receipts.
The donor asked to remain anonymous and said he had a good life and just wanted to help.