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Students help lunch lady get a new car

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SAN DIEGO (WKOW) -- Debra Davis works as a cafeteria worker, and helps cook and serve food to the homeless.  She did all of that while driving her 1976 Chevy Malibu, named "Transformer." 

Her car wasn't in good shape and it was unreliable.  When her school district partnered with State Farm Insurance for the Recycled Rides program, Debra was on the top of the list.

State Farm donated a 2014 Mazda 3.  Students for an auto body program worked to get it in tip-top shape. It took them about three weeks. 

Davis was surprised with her new car on Monday. She cried, laughed, and danced with joy.  Davis told our ABC affiliate, "No one has ever done anything like this for me. I thought I was going to get my heaven in heaven. But I got a little piece of heaven right here." 

She now has 40 years of car technology to catch up on! She doesn't know yet what to name her new car.

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