A Virginia bike enthusiast is making Christmas miracles come true with his own two hands.
Andrew Hund runs Hund’s ReCycle Factory in Norfolk, Virginia, where he transforms scrap metal, junk, and spare parts into new treasures. This holiday, Andrew is restoring old bicycles and donating them to the homeless, WTKR reports.
Andrew will be donating at least one bike a week until Christmas. These bikes will allow the less fortunate to get around town much more easily. In turn, Andrew hopes “to create employment because they don’t have a driver’s license and need to get to one job to the next.”
It may be the spirit of giving, but Andrew’s generosity isn’t new. So far, Andrew has helped dozens of people in the Norfolk area. One particular recipient stands out among the rest — literally.
Andrew fixed up a bicycle for George Bell, who holds the record for the tallest American male at 7’8″.
“I gave it to him because at a time George couldn’t even afford to fix his car so I said to myself, ‘I need to get George a bike.’ He hasn’t had a bike since he was 13,” Andrew told WTKR.
Andrew is now taking his donations to the next level. He’s starting a nonprofit organization called “We Love People and Bikes.” He hopes to continue donating bikes to people who need them, even after the holidays end.
“Every bike tells a story, and that bike gets to have a new chapter in life — kind of like the new owner.”
Footage provided by WTKR Norfolk
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