The $1.00 Car Wash

After a week-long road trip, it was a welcome wash


A group of about 30 people, all ages, all races gathered with sponges, hoses, soap- filled buckets and towels and did an amazing job.

As I approached to pay, there was a surprise.

I was paid the one dollar by an older gentleman.

He said it was to make a point…that love is a gift and it is free, whether from man or anything that we call God.

He thanked me for the privilege of washing my car.

They represented a local community church, non-denominational, with a much-needed  message.

I left with the best smile ever. And a very clean car.



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82 Responses to The $1.00 Car Wash

  1. honestme363 says:

    Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Just beautiful 🙂

  3. colinandray says:

    Brilliant indeed! With projects like that, there is still hope for us as a species.

  4. What a lovely story. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. A wonderful story. Something we need more of in today’s world!

  6. lisakunk says:

    Now that’s a fabulous story. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. lisakunk says:

    I hope you don’t mind my sharing this. It’s such an important message. I wanted all my FB friends, many of whom are my kids young adult friends, to have a chance to process this idea and recognize good news for a change. Thanks again.

  9. George says:

    What a terrific story! I’ve never seen or heard that before but that’s a great idea.

  10. joey says:

    Wow. That is a wonderful story!

  11. Love it! With all the bad news in the world, Van, this is a sure sign that love will prevail. If we all respond to each tragedy with tenfold acts of kindness, the hate and evil in the world doesn’t stand a chance.

    • Like so many, the series of tragedies had me in a real funk. But, hope, love and optimism will get us out of this, I think. Thanks, always, for your kind response. 💕

  12. T. Wayne says:

    It’s a wondeful story. Thanks for sharing!

  13. C.E.Robinson says:

    Van, what a wonderful, giving story! Agree, need more of this in today’s world! Have a blessed Sunday! 💛 Elizabeth

  14. Eli Pacheco says:

    If we could just make a change where we stand (and suds up) … that should be the sentiment. I love this idea. I’d want to join in and scrub, too.

  15. TanGental says:

    Like a nice cup of hot chocolate after shovelling snow. Hmmm nice!

  16. What a fantastic message! 🙂

  17. lbeth1950 says:

    Now, that is love in action! What a great bunch of folks.

  18. Very nice! Great start to my day! Thanks

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  20. Lol. You surprised me with that $1 price!!

  21. spearfruit says:

    A great story – we need more of this today in our world! Thank you Van for sharing! 🙂

  22. That’s superb! For such people around, the world is still a nice place… 🙂

  23. Thank you for putting a smile on my face this morning. A much-needed feeling I must say. Heartwarming post.

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  25. ellenbest24 says:

    Out of tiny seeds a garden blooms. 😇

  26. nimi naren says:

    What a lovely gesture

  27. Great Value and Good Company 🙂

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