Awesome surprise: Waitress who walks 4 hours to work receives car from a couple

  • A waitress in Texas walks 14 miles for four hours every day to reach work
  • A couple who appreciated her hard work surprised her with a car
  • While they are not asking anything in return, the couple said they hope Edwards will one day pay it forward

Her days of walking four hours to get to work are finally over.

Adrianna Edwards, a waitress in Texas walks 14 miles to work every day.  She said she has been saving up for a car but she has to prioritize bills and food. “I have bills to pay. I’ve got to eat. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do,” she said.

Her hard work and perseverance touched an anonymous couple who learned about her sacrifices. The couple reportedly dined for breakfast and came back with a surprise for Edwards—a 2011 Nissan Sentra.

Image capture from video shared by CNN

For Edwards, the gesture was too good to be true so she thought it was only a prank.

“In my head, I was like ‘Pranks are cool and everything, but this one seems a tad bit cruel.”

She also admitted looking into her window to prove that the car was still there and that she was not dreaming. “Every two hours, I look out my window and see if there’s still a car there,” she shared.

With the car, her travel to and from work will now be cut to 30 minutes.

The woman who gifted her with the car said she does not want to get anything in return but is hoping that the young woman will someday “pay it forward,” to which Edwards happily agreed.

“When I see somebody in need, I’ll probably be more likely to help them out (and) do everything that I can to help them out. I just hope that one day when I’m financially stable enough, I can help somebody else in need,” she said.

Image from video via CBS News

Meanwhile, in South Carolina, generous people did the same. They chipped in to buy a car for 60-year-old Darlene Quinn who was walking 24 miles to and from work every day six days a week. Her car broke down so for the past three months, she had no other choice but to walk.

Her co-worker started a GoFundMe post for her and help started pouring, raising nearly $10,000, enough to buy a new car for Darlene.

Truly, many amazing people are still out there making a lot of difference to other people’s lives!

Source: CNN, CBS News