He Sold His Prized-Car To Marry Her Mom. The Way She Says ‘Thanks’… I’m In Tears.

They say "love don't cost a thing," but love often comes with great sacrifices. When Dave was a young man, he had one love — his 1973 Porsche 2.0L. He saved up to buy and repair it, and he was proud of the beauty it had become. However, he also met an amazing woman and decided that he wanted to be with her forever.

Although she agreed to his proposal, the couple had to think of ways to pay for the wedding. That's when he knew that he had to give up his other love. He sold the Porsche, which was eventually gutted and sold for its parts.

Fast forward to today. Dave's stepdaughter Kristin wanted to thank him for his grand gesture of love. After all, it wasn't the only way that he showed his affection. Even though he didn't have to, he read to Kristin and played Barbies with her when she was younger. As she grew older, he supported her love for sports as her coach and cheerleader at games and tournaments.

With money she saved up from deployment, she was able to surprise her stepdad with the ultimate gift. Scroll below for photos and details.

This is Dave with his 1973 Porsche 914 2.0L.

He saved up to restore it. Doesn’t he look proud of his baby?

This is Dave with his 1973 Porsche 914 2.0L.

He ended up sacrificing it for love.

He met a wonderful woman and wanted to marry her. To help pay for the wedding, he sold the Porsche. It was left at a garage and gutted for its parts.

He ended up sacrificing it for love.

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His stepdaughter decided to give him the surprise of his life.

“My stepdad is awesome. My first memories of him are playing Barbies with me and reading to me. He coached every softball team I was on and came to every karate tournament,” his stepdaughter Kristin wrote on YouTube.

She saved up some money from deployment and wanted to spend it on a special gift —a Porsche identical to the one her stepdad gave up. Luckily, she found one in Arizona. She was living in California at the time.

His stepdaughter decided to give him the surprise of his life.

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The car was in great condition.

Kristin was excited, but made sure the Porsche went through a few repairs before gifting it.

The car was in great condition.

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She had it transported to a mechanic near her parents' house.

Dave went through great lengths to show Kristin and her mother love, and she wanted to do the same for him.

She had it transported to a mechanic near her parents' house.

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She paid him a visit on Father's Day and kept it a secret at first.

Here she is thanking him for everything he’s done for their family. Kristin also gave him a small hint (the card she gave him had a car on the front cover).

She paid him a visit on Father's Day and kept it a secret at first.

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Next, she asked if he had heard something outside.

When she heard the car approach the front of the house, she pretended not to know what it was. They quickly rushed outside.

“Look at that. Holy shit,” Dave said in delight, but he still didn’t know the beautiful car was his.

Next, she asked if he had heard something outside.

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She tells him the news.

“I know you gave up this car to marry my mom…” Kristin said.

When she told him that it was his, he couldn’t believe it.

She tells him the news.

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The loving stepfather broke into tears.

“Get the hell outta here.” he said. “I don’t believe it.”

All that work was worth this look on his face.

The loving stepfather broke into tears.

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He decided to take his new old car for a spin.

Still in disbelief, he hopped into his Porsche 914 as his loved ones looked on.

He decided to take his new old car for a spin.

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He looked so happy that it wasn't clear whether or not he'd come back!

It must have been an incredible feeling for Kristin to see her stepfather so happy. And of course he came back!

He looked so happy that it wasn't clear whether or not he'd come back!

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It took a few years, but he and his first love were finally reunited.

“Thank you for everything, Dave. Like you always say, go have fun!” Kristin wrote on the YouTube video she created about the surprise gift.

“I’m just happy I could do something nice for a guy who has always done absolutely anything he could for me.”

We know love isn’t about the material things, but Dave totally deserved this amazing gift. Here’s to many years of happiness together!

It took a few years, but he and his first love were finally reunited.

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