WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — 12-year-old Grant Loftin can't drive yet but knows everything about classic cars, and soon he'll get to ride in one as part of a major birthday surprise.
It all started with a simple ask in a West Sacramento Facebook group. Knowing Grant's birthday is right around the corner, his mom Natalie decided to post on Facebook asking if anyone had a classic car they could use and go for a spin.
"You know what? I know that I've seen all these beautiful classic cars in the community maybe someone wouldn't mind giving him a ride," Grant's mom said.
But a spin wasn't on Grant's mind at first.
"I was originally wanting a model t but they are very expensive and old."
Enter Bill Steffey who commented on that post that he would take Grant and his family for a ride free of charge.
"I have the car, I have the music that he asked for and it was very easy to say yes," said Steffey.
He, like Natalie, has a child that needs assistance. Steffey said his some Michael is disabled and autistic.
"So I understand," he said. "If I can make this young man happy, that's why I'm here."
Steffey said Grant and his family will be able to ride in his '55 Chevy.
"He's a cute little guy and he seems like he's pretty knowledgable about cars," said Steffey.
The entire community is coming together to make Grant's birthday surprise one he will never forget.
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