With all the bad news that surrounds the Stateline area lately, it's good to share some happy news as well. Napleton Autowerks in Loves Park made the holidays a whole lot brighter for one of their beloved employees to show just how much his 17 year dedication meant to them.

According to the Rockford Register Star, Rockford resident Ron Brown has been shining shoes and providing smiles to the customers and staff of Napleton Autowerks on Riverside in Loves Park for 17 years. Brown drove a minivan that had recently been plaguing him with constant repairs, and that when Napleton employees decided to do something about it. They pooled cash together, which was matched by the dealership's owners, Paul and Bill Napleton, and gave Brown the surprise of his life on December 12.

This video gives me a serious case of the goosies...


Bravo to Napleton's for making this happen for a valued employee they call "the face of the dealership". You done real good.