This is at least my sixth post that mentions the wonderful Nextdoor app, and this one may be the best of them all.
If you are not familiar with this app/website, Nextdoor is a hyperlocal Facebook/Craigslist/community type bulletin board, where neighbors can ask around for babysitting services, advice on choosing a plumber, or making an announcement about a community meeting.
Here is the post that captured my attention last week (edited a bit to protect the identities involved):
Looking for a Lamborghini: So, my son turns *** years old on the *** and he’s been dying to see a Lamborghini in person. We live in ******* and it’s not a common occurrence. Any suggestions on where I might be able to make this happen without a far drive? Unfortunately, the NJ dealer doesn’t have any in inventory and the new dealership in *** isn’t open yet.
The post generated 85 comments, with many offering great suggestions as to how this young man could see a Lamborghini up close and personal.
But the most useful response was the following:
I got in touch with my **** who works for **** (a local exotic sports car dealer) who is more than happy to help make this happen for your son. There are 2 Lambo’s there right now. Call ***** tomorrow @***.***.****
And then a few days later, the original poster followed up with this:
Thank you ******!!! Your ******* came through like a champ and made my son’s year. **** took for him a ride and my son said he had to pinch himself since he thought he was dreaming. He said he had to yawn, but didn’t because he was was embarrassed since he was driving in a “Lambo”. Thank you so much for hooking us up. ****** is super nice. We’ll never forget this day. Great experiences = great memories.
Who would have thought that Nextdoor could be used to make a young man’s birthday wish come true.
And here is a screen capture just before they pulled out onto the highway (which also highlights my amazing photo-editing skills):
Well done to all involved…