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'I'm just at a loss' | Charlotte military veteran humbled to be named Hyundai Hometown Hero

A military veteran was moved to tears after learning he received the Hyundai Hometown Hero award. "To see tears stream down a grown man's face, you can't beat it."

WCNC Staff

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Published: 6:38 PM EST November 17, 2020
Updated: 6:42 AM EST November 18, 2020

Dwyane Wells is the kind of guy willing to do anything for anyone.

A veteran himself, Wells now works at Veterans Bridge, a nonprofit that helps connect veterans with the support they need to be successful in the community.

Wells was attending a recent Veteran’s Day event when a coworker told him they needed to drive to Lake Norman Hyundai to help award a veteran a new car.

“I was like, 'Okay, let's go,'" Wells.

Because that’s the kind of guy Wells is:  If someone needs something, he’ll do whatever he can to make it happen.

Little did Wells know, that deserving veteran who was going to get a new car was him.

To get to where we are today, we have to look back at what made Wells the man is his today.