Inspired by 10 mile walk to work
We can never get enough of heartwarming stories like this one:
An Alabama teen who walked 10 miles to work was brought to tears when his co-workers surprised him with a car.
Who wouldn’t be impressed by a work ethic like Derrick Taylor’s? For more than a year, he’d wake up in the middle of the night and walk 5 miles in order to make his 4 a.m. shift at UPS. The job pays 11.90 an hour, and because the money goes towards his ailing mother, there was no way Taylor could afford a vehicle. Thankfully, his co-workers took notice, raising $1,100 to buy him a car of his own.
“The group here, we’ve got some good news for you. Everybody came together and you don’t have to walk no more. You’ve got your own ride,” co-worker JD Ward told Taylor as he presented the Jeep Cherokee to the 19-year-old in an emotional video. (Seriously, we dare you not to cry — watch the video below!)
The team also gave $300 to go towards liability insurance.
“If I could, I would go around and thank everybody one by one,” Taylor said. “This is really going to change a lot for me, so thank you again.”