Leah Barkoukis
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At one point during the debate on Thursday Paul Ryan broke off into a story about Mitt Romney the public has never heard before:

RYAN: He talks about Detroit. Mitt Romney’s a car guy. They keep misquoting him, but let me tell you about the Mitt Romney I know. This is a guy who I was talking to a family in Northborough, Massachusetts the other day, Sheryl and Mark Nixon. Their kids were hit in a car crash, four of them. Two of them, Rob and Reed, were paralyzed. The Romneys didn’t know them. They went to the same church; they never met before.

Mitt asked if he could come over on Christmas. He brought his boys, his wife, and gifts. Later on, he said, “I know you’re struggling, Mark. Don’t worry about their college. I’ll pay for it.”

When Mark told me this story, because, you know what, Mitt Romney doesn’t tell these stories. The Nixons told this story. When he told me this story, he said it wasn’t the help, the cash help. It’s that he gave his time, and he has consistently.

The Nixon family was shocked to hear their story brought up during the debate and thanks to Fox25, we have a chance to hear what happened from their perspective. As you’ll see in the video, this wasn’t about politics – Romney was a businessman at the time. Check out the video to see a side of Mitt Romney you didn’t know: 

 

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Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Assistant Editor at Townhall.com/Townhall Magazine.

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