Community Donates Car to Employee Who Walked 16 Miles to Work Daily
Joanna Griffiths was at a Dunkin Donuts two weeks ago in Belmont, New Hampshire when Kyle Bigler took her order. Later that day, she saw him walking down the side of the road.
It turns out he was heading to his other full-time job at a gas station. It was over eight miles away and he didn't have a car. He told her he does it all the time. He works 20-hour shifts a couple times a week, makes minimum wage at both jobs, and has to walk a total of 16 miles a day.
Joanna went back to Dunkin Donuts last week to take a picture of him and said she was gonna make him go viral. He thought she was joking, but over 20,000 people shared the photo on Facebook.
The sales manager at a nearby car dealership heard about it and ended up giving him a free car. It's a 2005 Honda Accord that looks like it's in pretty good shape. Joanna posted a photo of him sitting in it at the dealership.
A bunch of people have also gotten in touch to offer him a better job so he won't have to work 80-plus hours a week at minimum wage anymore.
Read more at NH1.