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Auto Glass Shop Owner Gives Something Back to Community with Good Deed

Just like the rest of the industry, Dick Johnson, president of Johnson's Auto Glass & Trim in Plattsburgh, N.Y., says his company is feeling the sting of the down economy and high gas prices. But recently, the company had a chance to help a customer out in a big way.

A local single mother was the victim of a rash of vandalism in the town, and came to the company seeking a backlite replacement on her Ford Taurus. But she didn't have glass coverage, and the price of having it replaced was more than she could pay.

"This was the time to help someone out," says Johnson. "You could tell just by talking with her the spirit that she has. She's just really a highly spirited person, and she said these were just bumps in the road."

Johnson said the woman's two-year-old son, who has some heart problems and needs frequent medical attention, also struck him.

"She has some tough odds against her," he says, "and it was just time to help her out."

The woman's father was able to locate a piece of glass for the vehicle, and Johnson's Auto Glass installed it free of charge.

"I'm just glad we could help," Johnson adds. "We helped our out the best we could."

Johnson's Auto Glass & Trim is in its 56th year in business.

Have you heard of a good deed another auto glass shop or owner has completed for a customer? Has your own shop encountered a situation like this? Please e-mail

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