Teen Regularly Takes the Bus to Go to School, Even on His Graduation Day

A photo of Corey Patrick taking the bus to his graduation ceremony has recently gone viral and caught the attention of celebrities pledging to buy him a car, as they got impressed of his dedication to his education.

DeJuanna Beasely, a Birmingham MAX bus driver, took the photos of Corey while he was taking the bus. She said that she did not know Corey and she did it because he got on her bus and she was inspired that he got on by himself.

Image from Dejuanna Beasely

After moving to a new neighborhood, Corey gets up at 4:30 in the morning because he has to be at the bus stop by 5:41 so he could reach school in time. He makes it home at about 6:30 or 7:00.

The graduate from Tarrant High School of Birmingham, Alabama said that it was his mother’s idea for him to take the bus since they do not have a car to bring him there. His family also took the bus and met him at the school.

Radio show host Rickey Smiley saw Corey’s photo and, together with his celebrity friends Tyrese, Mike Epps, and Da Brat, gifted him with a brand new SUV. Aside from that, the newly-grad shared that he has been offered a full scholarship to Jacksonville University.

The said photos have since gone viral as it had been shared more than 40,000 times.