"She was crying, and I asked her what is she upset about, and you know, she lost her house," Mock said.
When the No. 73 came up and the auction began, Mock said she asked Pottsboro, "Is it worth it?"
"She said yes. … I just kept taking her word," Mock said.
Mock ended up winning the auction, with a bid of about $30,000. And just like that, Pottsboro's sad goodbye turned into welcome home.