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Lunch Lady Flips Out When Her Junky Ride To School Is Secretly Replaced By High School Students

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. She loves viral videos, her poodle mix Cali, and doing the robot.

Debra Davis, lovingly known as Aunt Debbie by the students and faculty, is everyone’s favorite lunch lady in the San Diego Unified School District.

For 26 years, Debra has been serving students with a smile. She’s kind, generous, energetic and beloved. There was only one problem with Aunt Debbie: her clunker of a car.

Debra’s 1976 Chevy Malibu always had something wrong with it, whether it was a new battery or paint job. Let’s just say she spent a lot of time at the auto repair shop.

Despite her unreliable car, Debra managed to drive across the county to serve meals to the homeless and volunteer at nursing homes. It’s her sense of community and kindness that made her the recipient of a brand new car, courtesy of Recycled Rides, Kids for Peace and State Farm.

State Farm donated a recovered stolen car to the Morse High school’s prestigious auto body program, which provides career and technical education while doing good in the community. High school students from the auto body program spent three weeks refurbishing the donated car until it sparkled like a diamond and ran like a dream.

In the video below, the deserving cafeteria worker receives her surprise set of wheels — and her reaction is absolutely priceless.

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