Man Walks Miles To Work Every Day Until Strangers Do Something Amazing
Justin Korva, 20-year-old resident of Rockwall, walked three miles to work every day under the cruel Texas sun. On one simmering 95-degree day he was spotted walking on the side of the road in his fast food uniform and offered a ride by Good Samaritan Andy Mitchell.
Korva accepted Mitchell’s kind gesture. During the ride to Taco Casa where Korva worked, Andy learned that Korva walked to work every day, rain or shine, and was saving to buy a car. After hearing the moving story, Mitchell set out to help the determined young man, inspired by his work ethic.
Mitchell posted the story on Facebook and the Rockwall community responded in an unbelievable way. People across the city, all of them strangers to Korva, began collecting donations, determined to help the struggling young Taco Casa employee.
“To all the people that say they want to work but can’t find a job or don’t have a vehicle all I can say is you don’t want it bad enough,” Mitchell wrote on Facebook.
Within 48 hours, the group had raised over $5,500. When Danny Rawls, general sales manager at Toyota of Rockwall, heard Justin Korva’s story he was determined to help. “I presented it to my general manager and said, ‘Hey, let’s help the kid. It seems like a great story,'” Rawls told CBS News. Rawls was able to reduce the price of a 2004 Toyota Camry.
With the generous donations of the community, the group not only had enough money to purchase the vehicle, they were also able to pay his insurance for a year, two years worth of oil changes and a $500 gas card.
“He’s a very humble young man and accepted it with stride,” Rawls said. “There couldn’t have been more of a deserving individual, for sure.” “So, instead of walking to work, buddy, you’re driving this car from now on,” Mitchell told Korva. “We just want you to know, seriously, this community, nothing we love better than to have someone who works hard,” one donator said. “We take a lot of pride in that. It’s so hot out here, I can’t believe you walk even one mile in this heat.”
Justin Korva, forever grateful, said that he hoped one day that he would be able to pay the gesture forward and help someone else in need.
Andy’s wife Mandi caught the event on camera:
تم نشره بواسطة Mandi Morton Mitchell في 23 يونيو، 2017
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