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Be Kind: New Jersey woman cheers up veteran father with car parade

EDISON, New Jersey (WABC) — A Facebook post by a woman hoping to cheer her father up turned into an entire parade involving more than 120 cars on Saturday in Edison.

Kate Streep was hoping a handful of vehicles would turn up to entertain her dad, a classic car buff and Vietnam veteran who lives at the Menlo Park Veterans Home.

Since Streep’s dad has Parkinson’s and uses a wheelchair, it has been a long time since she has been able to take him to a car show.

Streep was stunned when she saw how many people responded to her request.

“Wonderful, wonderful – I could not believe…I figured maybe I would get three people, maybe — but to see that many people, I mean I got a little choked up,” Streep said.

She says her dad does not talk much these days, but she could see his eyes lighting up as the cars passed.

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