Friend 'pays it forward' to woman who helps others despite hardships

Friend 'pays it forward' to woman who helps others despite hardships

Each week during the month of February. Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and WEAR surprises someone in the community with $500 to say thank you for "Paying it Forward" in their daily lives.

Dee Watt and Tammy Zell may look like best friends but they only met a few months ago when Dee was recovering from major surgery.

Dee said, "She hardly knew me and just moved in here. My daughter had to leave and I couldn't lift anything, I couldn't do anything. She just stepped up to the plate, and it was like we were best friends. I couldn't have gotten through it without her."

Tammy came over everyday, and cooked, cleaned and just spent time with Dee.

"Every time I turned around she was bringing food," she said. "She was asking me, can I get you something? Can I help you with the dogs?"

She was doing this despite having a tough time herself. Tammy's car had broken down so she couldn't get to work, and then her four-legged best friend of 17 years died.

"When you don't have children, they are your children." said Tammy. "If anything can go wrong, it has, it's been a rough road. The transmission went out on my vehicle and left me stranded and with the cleaning business. How was I going to get back and forth to work?"

Dee knew Tammy was getting close to her breaking point so she wanted to "Pay it Forward". She enlisted our help along with Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Miles Bentley, the general manager of Hill-Kelly said, "You would be surprised how many people don't even know their next door neighbor. That's why I'm going to give you something on behalf of Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Five hundred dollars were given to Dee to pay forward to Tammy.

It comes at a perfect time. She still needs a car and her utilities were about to be shut off.

She plans to still find a way to help others with the money.

"If there was more people that paid it forward, this would be a better place to live in." said Tammy.

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