[Video] Toyota’s fifty-millionth customer in the U.S. is a very lucky one image

Customer Michael Dee, a NYPD veteran, who recently bought a Camry, was in for a very big surprise: being the 50 millionth customer he got his Camry for free, plus a RAV4.

To celebrate the milestone sale, the company worked with his family to surprise him during a family barbecue in Levittown, N.Y. While Dee was busy at the grill, Toyota executive Bill Fay snuck into the backyard and presented him the title. Fay then led a flabbergasted Dee to his driveway, where a new 2013 RAV4 waited.

“We’re so grateful to our customers in the U.S. on helping us achieve such a huge milestone for our company,” said Fay, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. “To be able to thank our 50 millionth customer in person – one of New York City’s finest, no less – was also a great honor to me personally. By the way, the barbecue was great.”

Dee, who will soon celebrate his 20th year of service with the NYPD, was speechless… at first. “I don’t know what say!” he exclaimed. “This is phenomenal. I can’t explain how much this means to my family and how grateful we are to Toyota! The whole ‘thank you’ thing just doesn’t seem to cut it. It’s a day I’ll never forget.”