A San Antonio father's kids earlier this month bought back his beloved 1993 Ford Mustang GT that he sold over a decade ago to pay for their mother's cancer treatments.
Wesley Ryan was proud of his Mustang, which was the talk of the town, but when his wife Laura Ryan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and the medical bills began to pile up, he sold the car, CBS News reported.
Wesley Ryan's daughter, Jeni Ryan, said it tore her dad to pieces to put the vehicle up for sale 12 years ago.
However, the father said he had to do it to support his family.
"That's what you're supposed to do to make sure they succeed," he said, according to the San Antonio Express-News. "I didn't even think twice about it, I knew it had to go. I had bills to pay, my wife had a long road ahead of her and the last thing I wanted her to worry about was financial concerns."
Fast forward several years and his two children, now adults, decided to repay their father for the sacrifices he made for their family by tracking down his Mustang and re-purchasing it.
Wesley Ryan's son, Jake Ryan, managed to find the car listed for sale online and the siblings immediately contacted the seller and arranged to pick the Mustang up, CBS News noted.
They then planned to surprise their father at a local Kohl's parking lot, where they arranged for him to meet them.
"The whole time [my dad] thought something was wrong ... He had no idea what was going on," said Jeni Ryan.
When Wesley Ryan reluctantly arrived, his children blindfolded him then drove the car in on a flatbed truck.
After removing the blindfold, Wesley Ryan was overwhelmed with emotion, CBS News noted.
"Coming home surprising my pops was a feeling and moment I'll never forget," Jake Ryan said in a post to Facebook. "To see his face and emotion made it all worth it."
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