A 30-year-old named Kevan Finley was working as a cook at a Ruby Tuesday near his home in Euclid, Ohio, near Cleveland.
It shut down back in June, so they offered to keep him on at another Ruby Tuesday about ten miles away. The problem was he didn’t have a car, so he just started walking to work every day . . . about 18 miles round trip.
He says he didn’t mention it to anyone at work, because he didn’t think it was a big deal. But his general manager found out a month ago. Then his co-workers offered to take turns driving him home whenever they could.
One of them was a waitress named Shayla. And while she was driving him home one night, he told her he’d been saving up for a car and studying for his driver’s test.
So she and some of her co-workers decided to start a GoFundMe page a few weeks ago to get him a car. And as of last night, they’d already raised over $9,000.
She says he’s always in a good mood and deserves every penny. Meanwhile, Kevan’s already passed his written exam, and still needs to take the actual driving test.
Once he passes it, he’s planning to buy a truck. And a local dealership said they’ll knock a thousand bucks off for him. If you want to donate, go to GoFundMe.com, and search for “Dedicated Worker Walks to Work“. (Today)