Sometimes, all people need is a break. That’s exactly what just happened in Alabama to a special young man and the story is going viral.
Here is your feel good story of the day.
From The Daily Mail:
UPS workers in Alabama surprised a teenage colleague who walked 10 miles to and from work every day to make money to care for his sick mother by buying him a jeep.
Derrick Taylor, 19, has been working at the center in Oxford, Alabama, for a year and a half loading and unloading vans with packages for $11.90 an hour.
He had been walking five miles in the dead of the night to begin 4am shifts and then completing the same trudge home at the end of the day without complaint to make sure he had enough money to look after his sick mother and pay their bills.
While co-workers often insisted on giving him rides for at least one leg of the journey, Derrick said he was too proud to ask for help both ways and doesn’t like accepting money or help from his older siblings.
He already had a driver’s license but couldn’t afford a car so staff clubbed together to buy one for him.
Check out the video of what went down…
That should put a smile on your face today.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.