RED BUD, IL (CBS)—A couple in Illinois owed so much on their car the bank was forced to call in repo man Jim Ford.

Ford has been in the asset recovery business for 20 years, but this time he did something out of character: helped a couple keep their car, CBS Chicago reports.

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The elderly couple invited Ford into their home where they explained their financial struggle

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“She’s talking to me about how her prescriptions have all tripled in price. And on a fixed income, you can’t do anything when something like that happens,” Ford says.

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Ford did take their car but he was able to return it to the couple debt free.

“I drove about a block. I called the bank and said, ‘Hey. How about if I just pay this thing current right now?’” Ford said.

According to CBS Chicago, Ford ended up starting a Go Fund Me account, which paid for the car in full within hours.

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Now he’s kept the account open to help pay for the couple’s prescription drugs.