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A Woman Helped Her Uber Driver Make It To Rio To See His Son Compete In The Olympics

"I know any parent would want to see their son or daughter compete at the Olympics."

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Hill's son Darrell was competing in the Rio Olympics in the shot put, but, as the retired bus driver explained to Willock, he couldn't afford to head to Brazil to cheer him on.

"It was devastating to hear that," Willock told People. "Here's this wonderful man who has a close relationship with his son and I know any parent would want to see their son or daughter compete at the Olympics, but it was very understandable how that could be out of reach."

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