Toyota Is Replacing A Wildfire Hero's Fire-Damaged Truck For Free

Toyota USA has volunteered to replace a nurse's Tundra truck after it was partially melted while shipping numerous people out of the path of California's deadly wildfires

Toyota USA is swimming in good PR today after offering to replace a Tundra pickup that was heavily fire-damaged while helping to evacuate hospital patients from the path of a wildfire.

Allyn Pierce used his Tundra to help evacuate patients from Paradise hospital, where he is lead nurse on the intensive care unit. The hospital was surrounded by deadly wildfire and, as the hospital itself eventually caught fire, evacuation had become the only choice despite emergency staff having already relocated to the building’s helipad.

Toyota Is Replacing A Wildfire Hero's Fire-Damaged Truck For Free

The Tundra made two trips along roads that had become terrifying corridors of flame, picking up significant bodywork burns and melted headlights, but it kept running and helped save numerous lives.

After posting a picture of the beaten-up Tundra and a brief story on Instagram, Pierce was shocked to receive a reply from Toyota USA that read:

“We are humbled you’d risk your life and Toyota Tundra to drive people to safety. Don’t worry about your truck, we’re honored to get you a new one!”

2019 Toyota Tundra SX Package
2019 Toyota Tundra SX Package

Whether you’re a GM guy, a Ford nut or even just don’t really like Toyota for whatever reason, you’ve got to take your hat off. What a classy gesture. At the time of writing the original post has nearly 70,000 likes and over 6200 comments.

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UnknownCat13

To Tesla, this is how you do positive PR

11/14/2018 - 16:52 |
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Anonymous

Great sportsmanship! This guy really deserves it

11/14/2018 - 17:31 |
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TurboManual

A friend of the Tundra driver set up a GoFundMe for him that has raised $25,000! Gotta love the internet sometimes.

11/14/2018 - 19:50 |
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Rand0m_c1tizen (Jon)

Kinda reminds me of a roasted marshmallow

11/14/2018 - 20:32 |
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Anonymous

as honorable as that is, some cars have a disaster insurance as part of their warranty, while most cars are covered by a house’s disaster insurance regardless of warranty. in case of a car that was destroyed by a natural disaster, a new vehicle of equal value should be supplied to the owner via the insurance (only if the car is still under warranty).

11/14/2018 - 21:25 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

Here are some more pictures of the aftermath

11/14/2018 - 21:40 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Chewbacca_budd…

11/14/2018 - 21:41 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Chewbacca_budd…

11/14/2018 - 21:41 |
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Racing Prius (No Character limit aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

This put a big, fat smile on my face! 😁

11/15/2018 - 02:49 |
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Shane Koshie

Wow I follow that guy on instagram and I’m quite surprised to see how much publicity those couple comments got, seen it reposted soo many times and now it’s on ct! I’m happy for that guy

11/15/2018 - 08:27 |
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Anonymous

Seemed like the perfect opportunity to put the aircon to the test….
Impressive it kept going though.

11/15/2018 - 13:11 |
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Anonymous

Toyota. For this I can now forgive you for over pricing the supra, under powering the 86. And even not making the FT1 concept.

11/17/2018 - 07:05 |
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