An Iraq war veteran in Pearland, Texas, thought he was stopping by the shop to check on some small repairs to his classic car over the weekend. When he arrived, he was surprised to find his 1965 Ford Mustang restored to mint condition.

Retired Sgt. Kelly Foster bought the classic car nine years ago after his first tour of duty in Iraq. He has been slowly paying for repairs and restoration on the car ever since, KHOU 11 reported. When Margaret and Timor Martin heard about Foster's car and his service in the armed forces, they gather funds from friends and family to help complete the work on the soldier's dream car.

"We feel like these guys are underpaid and under-appreciated," Margaret Martin told KHOU 11. "They are not taken care of the way someone who is willing to put their life on their line should be treated."

Foster was surprised and touched by the kindness of the Timors, who he had never met.

"I'm extremely surprised. I had no idea this would happen," Foster told KHOU 11. "I'm speechless."

The repairs cost $20,000 dollars, according to

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