Awesome Body Shop Repairs Gay Student’s Vandalized Car — For Free

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2012

I’ll admit to holding some not-very-positive stereotypes about the South’s feelings on homosexuality. But the guys of Quality Auto Paint and Body in Roanoke, Virginia, have turned that around. After they heard that local gay college student Jordan Addison’s car had been vandalized four times and covered with gay slurs, they decided to do something about it. Addison says the vandals attacked his car while it was in the parking lot of local Radford University, writing anti-gay slogans on the Volkswagon. So, manager Richard Henegar Jr. gathered together his employees and got donations from other local businesses to fix Jordan’s car. All told, they put more than 100 hours into repairing the car, and presented his new and improved ride to a shocked Jordan. “Once I saw the vandalism that was done to his car, I said ‘That’s uncalled for,” explained Henegar. “‘We’re going to fix your car, that’s the least we can do.'” [WBDJ 7]