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Kentucky fan with flipped car on State Street gifted with new vehicle

On Saturday, one Kentucky fan’s celebration turned into disappointment when he learned his car had been flipped on State Street following UK’s upset victory over Florida.

Today, the good folks at Big M Superstore in Nicholasville went out of their way to make things right.

Matt O’Hara has been gifted with a new vehicle, a blue Mazda 3, to replace his totaled Volvo.

Big M Superstore reached out to O’Hara and asked him to come out to their store, where he was greeted with the following message:


As proud supporters of the #BBN and the community, Big M Superstore would like to acknowledge the unfortunate events that followed after a Kentucky win over Florida, which involved the totaling of your car. We would like to donate this car to you, and apologize on behalf of the entire #BBN.

Best Wishes,

Big M Superstore”

Here is O’Hara with his family and the Big M staff:

O’Hara’s mother, Amy Given, originally started a GoFundMe page to raise money for a new car for her son, which currently has over $3,200 in received donations. Following today’s news, Given sent out the following message on Facebook, expressing gratitude for Big M Superstore’s kind gesture.

OMG. Big M Superstore in Lexington reached out to us yesterday saying they saw what happened to Matts car! The General Manager Dustin and the Owner Steve Montgomery said they wanted to help Matt. We drove down here today and they GAVE Matt a Mazda 3!!!!! They put new tires and rotors on it and gave him 6 months/6,000 mile warranty and a two year maintenance package. Wow!!!!

Seriously how awesome and kind is that. We donated Matts old car to them and they are going to put it on their lot and let people take a swing at it… hahaha.

I want to thank you these amazing guys again. Your kindness is so incredible and we really appreciate what you have done to help us. We definitely will never forget the kindness people have shown Matt!!!

Here was the original incident, courtesy of the Kentucky Kernel:

No word on the extent of the punishment for those involved quite yet, but it’s awesome to see O’Hara receive a replacement vehicle just two days after the fact.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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17 responses to “Kentucky fan with flipped car on State Street gifted with new vehicle”

  1. Duuuuuude

    What I was thinking as I was watching these idiots flip the car is that riots are not covered by auto or home insurance policies. The people who destroy the property should be held personally responsible.

  2. ky1988

    Now they should give the money they got to a REAL charity.

    1. Han

      Frankly, he’ll need it for tax and insurance on the car he was given. Free isn’t free for long.

    2. BBNDan7

      He won’t need $5000 of free money for insurance….

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      He said taxes and insurance. I don’t know the value of the car he was given, but the govt always gets into your pocket.

  3. michaelb

    I don’t understand this

  4. bhb71

    Happy for the kid and I feel bad that he had to go through this, but his mom has driven me nuts throughout this whole story

  5. Han

    Dipshit generation both committing such a stupid crime and all recording it so the police can easily track down and identify everyone involved.

    1. ClutchCargo

      The vast majority of people their age don’t do stuff like that, FYI.

    2. Miller45

      Stupid people not stupid generation

  6. ClutchCargo

    I hope the dumbasses who did this are caught so they can learn at least one thing while they’re in college.

  7. UKnowMe

    I hope the go fund me money gets refunded or donated to charity.

  8. Cincy Cayt

    Awesome gift! Kid should keep the car and the money if that’s what he wants.

  9. Miller45

    If only his dad were not wearing a Steelers shirt

  10. Cryingtheblues

    They should put the go fund me money into an account to help him with ONLY college expenses.

  11. me101

    Now if anyone wants new car just park on State street during a big game like UGA or UofL. Who knows you might get lucky and get your car totaled. lol.

    1. sprtphan

      There will be no shortage of a holes to turn it over.