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Lowe's employees make this Vietnam vet's day

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  • Vet gets assist for wheelchair repair while he was in Lowe's with his family
  • Lowe's employees: 'You're not leaving here until this wheelchair is like new'

Vietnam veteran Michael Solsona has been hoping for a new wheelchair for a long time, but he never expected he'd get his current one repaired at Lowe's.

According to CNN affiliate WABC, the Graniteville, New York, resident was in Lowe's with his family last week when he felt the wheelchair give way. They thought they'd bring it home to fix, but that's when three Lowe's employees came to the rescue, insisting that Solsona wouldn't leave until the wheelchair was "like new."

"They tore the wheelchair apart. They tried all different bolts. I was thanking them and they said, 'You're not leaving here until the wheelchair is like new,'" Solsona said.

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Solsona lost his legs at age 20 when he stepped on a land mine. He has been in a wheelchair ever since, and even though he's made repeated requests to the Veterans Administration Office, he hasn't gotten a new one yet.

That's not a problem anymore. His story exploded, and dozens of people have stepped forward to offer him a new one. 

"Our associates go above and beyond everyday to take care of the community around us and to take care of a lot of the customers that come in because they think of them as family," said Troy Goins, a Lowe's manager.

Kind of restores your faith in humanity, doesn't it?

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