Jessica Robinson's wish came true after posting her request at the "Wishing Well."
By: Heather Graf
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – She had just moved to Nashville, was hard-pressed for
cash, and had no transportation to get to and from work. That is, until
Jessica Robinson says a cup of coffee changed her life.
The Well Coffeehouse opened up just a few weeks ago in Green Hills.
Robinson says she stopped in one day and saw a sign on one of the walls that
caught her eye. It said 'Wishing Well', and on the wall, she saw several
"There's a lot more on there now then there was when I first posted
mine," she said. "It's hard to write something down. It
was hard for me to write a need. It's very humbling."
Jessica took a chance and described her predicament, saying she wasn't in a
position financially to save for a car, and she would appreciate any prayers or
She never knew her wish would be granted so quickly.
"I saw the Wishing Well board, and I thought, ‘Well this is cool,'"
said Tristan Wheeler, another customer at the coffeehouse. "So I was
looking through, seeing if there was anything I could do, and then I saw one
person had posted they needed a vehicle. And I thought, ‘I have a car and
a truck; I can help with this.'"
He got Jessica's contact information off of the card, and told her his 1995
Chevrolet pick-up truck was hers if she wanted it.
When Jessica laid eyes on the teal green truck, she knew it was perfect.
"I looked at him, and I said, 'I think I can rock that'," she
For tax purposes, Wheeler sold the car to her for one dollar.
Ironically, that's less than she paid for the cup of coffee that ultimately led
her to the wishing well.
"The Wishing Well is an idea we threw out there to see how people would
respond," said Rob Touchstone, who works at The Well. "We just
invited people to start putting up their needs, and we told people there's no
guarantee this need would be met, but just think of it like throwing a wish in
Touchstone says stories like Jessica's make them realize just how generous
this community is.
"The mission is to build a community of people taking care of each
other," he said. "It's just beautiful."