We were down on our luck on the Christmas of 2001. We had just had our 3rd child when the car began to act up. My wife and I were both mechanics and the diagnosis initially was the transmission. We had already been talking about Christmas that year and how broke we were. We had a plan to ensure that we would have a nice Christmas dinner and gifts for the children. What we hadn't planned for was the car trouble. We took the car to various transmission shops for a free estimate. All of the estimates were between 1500 to 2500 dollars for repair or removal and replacement of a new tranny. We simply didn't have the money for it. I remember applying to several credit card companies so that we could put the cost on there when the manager from Transmasters on Miramar rd. called me. He asked if I could get the family and come into the shop that day. Deidre and I got the kids dressed and ready to roll and headed to Transmasters. When I arrived they had a contract ready for me to sign. I looked it over and they were basically giving me the new transmission for free. The only thing that he asked was that me and the family take a photo with him and the shop which we gladly obliged. I spoke with the manager and he said, Mr. Smith, it just feels like the right thing to do, do you know what I mean? I said yes sir and we our greatful that there are still people with compassion left in this country like you. Merry Christmas from Mr. Smith!