Let's leave aside, for a moment, all the news about coronavirus in order to share with you a happy story, that of a man who found his father's 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 and decided to restore it as a gift to him.
The man in question is Lynn Pfenning. At some point in his youth, his father bought a 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 for $2,200. The reason for buying that car? Lynn Pfenning’s father had damaged his 1965 Volkswagen Beetle in a collision with... a cow!
The Volkswagen Type 3 served the family in North Dakota for eight years, at which point it was sold to a local farmer, who eventually gave it to his son - a friend of Lynn Pfenning. After further use, Type 3 was put out to pasture (actually, it was left in a barn). While time slowly ravaged the car, Lynn Pfenning pursued his education, eventually finding himself employed in the automotive industry for 20 years. In all those years, however, Lynn never forgot his father's car.
Driven by the memory of that VW, Lynn Pfenning decided to find his father's car, with a plan to buy it and then restore it to its former glory. And at that, he succeeded, 38 years after the car had left the family. He asked his childhood friend who had inherited the car if it was for sale; a deal was struck.