A piece of light in a very dark and tragic time, a Paradise city civilian came to the rescue of many folks endangered by the California wild fires and in the process sacrificed the well-being of his truck to do so. As we reported last week, Toyota stepped up and commented on the Instagram post that kicked this whole thing into the news, offering to replace Allyn’s charred truck in honor of his heroic actions.
Ever that to pitch in and help out when help is needed, the automotive community took to the news immediately. And it should: Allyn did what it took to save human lives, and put his own possession in jeopardy in order to do what had to be done. Toyota took notice, and news spread rapidly that they company was planning to give him a new truck.
Yesterday, Toyota came through and delivered Allyn the vehicle serving as a replacement for #ProjectMarshmellow. In a post on Instagram, Allyn introduces his new 2019 Tundra TRD Pro, the new truck that will hopefully never have to see what its predecessor saw in the last few weeks. In a time of disaster, this serves as a piece of light. It’s a great story, and we all wish Allyn the best with his new Toyota.
(Though they might have a new truck, the family still lost their home and belongings in the fires. If you want to donate to the Allyn’s family in their time of need, check out the GoFundMe.)