Son surprises his dad with the car he always wanted: A 57 Chevy on his 57th birthday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky man fulfilled a promise he made to his father when he was just 8-years-old — he gave him a ’57 Chevy on his 57th birthday.
Mike King wrote on Friday that his father, Roger, always dreamed of owning a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air.
On Roger’s 57th birthday, Mike gave the ’57 Chevy Bel-Air to his dad and captured the surprise on video and posted it to YouTube.
At the beginning of the video, Roger is apparently trying to position a driveway game when Mike opens the garage door to reveal the ’57 Chevy.
“Happy Birthday,” Mike tells his dad. Roger, overcome with emotion, gives his son a big hug and cries happy tears.
Mike asks his dad if he remembers the promise, and Dad’s hug gets tighter.
Mike then hands his father the keys and his dad checks out his new car before leaning over and giving it a kiss.
In a Reddit post, Mike said he traveled to New Hampshire two years ago to pick up the vehicle. He said he has been hiding the car in his garage since then.
Mike said he worked overtime at his factory job to afford the car. He has not been able to fix up the vehicle as much as he wanted to, but his father is retired and will have plenty of time to work on the car.