A New Lease On Life

Car salesmen get called a lot of things, but "living saint" is rarely one of them. And yet that's what Steve Hartman believes he found at a Chevy dealership outside Portland, Ore.

His name is Korry Holtzlander.

"There are no bad men. There are no bad men on the planet. There are just those who are lost," Korry says.

By all accounts, this married father of two has always had a good heart, but it swelled to greatness after a series of three chance encounters at work. The first happened about a year ago.

Last December, Korry found a homeless man sleeping in one of the cars on his lot. Instead of giving him the boot, Korry gave him a cup of coffee, talked to the guy for two hours and eventually helped him find an apartment. It was such an amazing story, that the homeless man told another homeless man. His name is Don Peckham.

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"Yea, Don showed up here about a week later and says 'I got a son, he's graduating and he said I haven't been there for him and he said I really want to do something for him.'" Korry said.

Don was thinking something like a new pair of shoes; Korry was thinking bigger.

"It means a lot to me, because he gave me an opportunity to give my son… look where he's at," says Don pointing to the car lot.

Korry gave Don's son a job as a lot attendant and he also mentor's the boy. Again, it's such a wonderful story that Don passed it on to a guy he met in jail: Sean Wood -- a former meth addict and convicted thief.

"He's given me a second chance," says Sean.

Korry gave Sean a sales job and a car to get to work.

"The guy's just out of jail. You don't know him from Adam and you give him a job selling cars?" asks Hartman

"What's my other choice?" says Korry.

"To not give him a job," exclaims Hartman.

"That'd be the wrong thing to do," Korry says. "Here's a man in front of me asking for help and I say no!?"

"Every third call -- a lot of people wanted to talk to Korry," says his receptionist.

Understandably, word of this good samara-salesman started spreading through the homeless and prison communities. And the more people showed up, the more Korry gave.

Andy Garcia was living in his van with his wife and two little kids when Korry gave him a sales job and a month's rent.

"So within 5 hours... he hired me at 11:30 and by 3:30 we moved back in our duplex," Garcia said.

In total, about 50 people have come to Korry for help. In some ways it's been a real sacrifice.

"How much money do you think you've spent out of your own pocket?" Hartman asked.

"Everything we have," says Korry.

In other ways, Korry says it's paying off in spades. Remember Andy? He's now Korry's No. 2 salesman. And Sean? He's No. 1.

"They're the hardest working, most loyal guys you could ever ask for," Korry says. "They're the most giving caring men I've ever met."

Obviously, the feeling is mutual.
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