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This Auction To Raise Money For Two Recently Orphaned Children Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

This is one auction you have to see.

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A Canadian family was struck with tragedy on May 5th when husband and wife, Brent and Nicole Keryluke, were killed in a motorcycle crash, leaving behind two children Arielle, 6, and Liam, 3. Their grandparents, Ben and Marilyn Keryluke, took in the children but needed help with the cost of care, especially with both children being hearing impaired.
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A Canadian family was struck with tragedy on May 5th when husband and wife, Brent and Nicole Keryluke, were killed in a motorcycle crash, leaving behind two children Arielle, 6, and Liam, 3. Their grandparents, Ben and Marilyn Keryluke, took in the children but needed help with the cost of care, especially with both children being hearing impaired.

Brent had been working on a 1973 Pontiac Parisienne that he meant to pass on to his kids after he finished. It was with heavy hearts that his parents realized they would have to sell off the car to raise funds for the children. They went to Electric Garage Auctions to have the vehicle auctioned off. That's when something magical happened:
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Brent had been working on a 1973 Pontiac Parisienne that he meant to pass on to his kids after he finished. It was with heavy hearts that his parents realized they would have to sell off the car to raise funds for the children. They went to Electric Garage Auctions to have the vehicle auctioned off. That's when something magical happened:

The auction house started with a personal and heartfelt message about the vehicle and how it came to be at the auction. Soon bids were flying in, going all the way to $29,000. Just when everyone thought the bidding was over, the new owner, Rod McWilliams from Red Deer Motors, put the vehicle back on the block to re-auction it off again. It was sold two more times for $30,000 to Danny Fayad from Edmonton and $20,000 to Bob Bevins from Bulldog Metals, who promptly gave it back to the family to keep.

"It helps a lot knowing that there's people out there that care as much as they do and would want to help you out in a situation like this. Hopefully, they can enjoy their father's car when they get older," Bob said.

Brent Keryluke / Facebook

"There was not a dry eye in the place," Rod Burnett, a staff member of the auction house, posted to Facebook along with the video. While the bidding was happening other donations were being called in, totaling in the auction raising around $100,000 for the family.

The family has been overwhelmed by the giving nature of the community. “It’s been just incredible to see the generosity of people to help a family to be able to raise the children,” Ben said.

“How do you thank people for something so huge?”

If you would like to donate to the family as well, here is a link to their GoFundMe Page.

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