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Ex-Life O'Riley Resident Receives New Mobile Home

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Rick Horton called Life O'Riley Mobile Home Park his home for 10 years, but moved out after Ingham County shut it down in late February for various health violations.

Then just days later, Rick lost his home and everything he owned, including his cat, in an accidental fire.

For the last week and a half Rick Horton and his two dogs lived with his mom and aunt.

Well little did he know on Monday his new home would come to him.

"I got you a motor home," said Dave, a Marine Veteran.

"Is that right Dave?" said Rick.

"It's perfect mechanically," said Dave.

The home is a courtesy of a Marine veteran who says he's getting a new one and is simply paying it forward.

"You're just being that gracious," said Rick.

"I'm a veteran also and had a fire as a kid and lost everything so..." said Dave.

As Rick steps into his new reality complete with a fridge, stove and place to sleep, he's quick to return the favor.

Rick: "I just graciously thank you very much,"

Dave: "Sure."

Rick: "If there's anyway you need my help or assistance in anything, you know, I'm always there to help."

"You do on to others and others will do on to you and I'm just blessed," said Rick.

This is a simple lesson these two veterans hope others can take away from this experience.

Now at this point Rick is uncertain where he will go, but he says he's still in shock knowing that just last week, he lost everything he owned including his six-year-old cat.

But he says now with this, he can call his home anywhere he wants across the country.

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