As a group of ten volleyball teams and their families stunned him with an automobile, a respected volleyball referee sobbed tears of happiness. Lemuel Buster, a referee with the Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department in Paulding County,
Georgia, was greeted by a swarm of applauding local residents as he exited the gymnasium earlier in the month.
Buster can be seen stating in a clip after taking the huge present, “You guys are really valuable to me.” “I appreciate it.” Since the leisure center opened last year, Buster, a grandpa and veteran who played volleyball in the Navy, has been officiating. However, after his car b*oke down the 76-year-old was hiring one to guarantee he didn’t miss a game.
“He’s a kind gentleman,” Leslie Ashworth, a mother of two whose 13-year-old son plays on a Buster-refereed squad, said. “He is concerned about the women. ‘Hey, did your serve become any better?’ he asks my daughter. He is attentive and even likes it.”
Buster had alerted Ashworth that his automobile had failed, according to “GMA.” He borrowed a car to travel back and forth to games because it couldn’t be fixed.
Ashworth and residents of Paulding County started collecting contributions. A Chrysler Sebring convertible was provided to Buster by one of the dads who operates a used vehicle dealership.
Buster didn’t have to worry about anything because minor repairs were performed to the car. “We wanted to ensure he was alright,” Ashworth said. Team members and their families astonished Buster with the vehicle and $2,000 in gift card contributions following a game at Mount Taber Park in early May.
“He was completely taken aback,” Ashworth added. “He wept, and we all wept.” “The whole experience is a blessing,” Buster said on “GMA.” “I am really appreciative and humbled.”