KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several weeks after a metro daughter was scammed trying to purchase a tablet for her 88-year-old mother, the community responded by offering to help.
After a police report and several unanswered phone calls from the seller, it was reaction from a neighbor who wanted to make this particular birthday wish come true.
After communicating only via email and text, Shirley Hull and her family met up with Jamal Johnson and Krystal Garcia for the first time on Sunday.
Meeting at the same gas station as the original scam, they said this was their way to make a difference and teach a lesson to their own daughter.
"We did the best we could. It is heartbreaking to see what people will take advantage of, so we were just hoping we could give back and give a little bit more hope in humanity," said Johnson.
Jamal and Krystal were one of three families who reached out to help Shirley Hull and her family.