If you live in Boston, the city's always got your back, even if it accidentally destroys your car.
At least that's what Chad Duncan found out. Joy led to angst when Red Sox fans smashed the 28-year-old's Toyota Corolla while tearing up the town during World Series revelry. The car was flipped, its top and side crushed in the process, leaving Duncan with $2,500 worth of damage.
When reports of Duncan's poor luck hit the news, fellow Bostonian Bobby O'Neill started a crowd-funding page called "Boston's Better Than That" to raise money for Duncan's expenses.
"No one who truly loves the city of Boston should ever engage in willful, wanton destruction,'' O'Neill wrote on the gofundme.com site. "Let's band together and help Chad pay for what these idiots did. He shouldn't have to.''
In ten days, they did. In fact, O'Neill's rallying has raised over $3,500 to date, with extra proceeds going to One Fund, a nonprofit that supports victims of the Boston Marathon attacks.
"WE DID IT!" O'Neill wrote. "I honestly thought that the website would stop accepting donations once we hit the goal but apparently not -- we're more than $700 over at this point!! I've been in touch with Chad and he will absolutely be getting the $2,500 that the goal was set for, ASAP. As for the surplus, I'm planning on giving it to the One Fund as I think it captures the same spirit in which these donations were given."
He adds, "Thanks to everyone for being amazing and simultaneously surprising me yet exactly meeting my expectations of how awesome Bostonians are."
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