Strangers buy car for Texas man who walks three miles to work, Daily Mail Online
Heartwarming moment strangers present a 20-year-old Texas swift food worker who walks SIX MILES to and from work every day with a car
By Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com 14:50 BST twenty eight Jun 2017, updated 16:32 BST twenty eight Jun two thousand seventeen
- Andy Mitchell witnessed Justin Korva, 20, walking to work in a fast-food uniform
- Korva was walking in ninety five degree fever, so Mitchell gave the youthful man a lift
- Korva told him he was walking the three miles to work because he was saving for a car of his own
- Mitchell rallied his community and raised enough money to buy Korva a car
- There was enough money left over for a year of insurance, two years of oil switches and a $500 gas card
- Mitchell said he was inspired by Korva’s work ethic and determination
- Movie shows the moment Korva is astonished with the car by his fresh friends
The emotional moment a group of Texas strangers introduced a 20-year-old rapid food worker who walked six miles for work every day with a car has been captured on camera.
Justin Korva began blubbering when he was given the vehicle days after telling Andy Mitchell of Rockwall he was walking so he could save for a car of his own.
Mitchell had rallied his community to raise money and after just forty eight hours the efforts yielded enough cash to buy the car.
The temperatures were around 95-degrees when Mitchell eyed Korva walking along side the road in his Taco Casa uniform on June 21.
During the drive to Korva’s job at Taco Casa, Korva told Mitchell he was determined to save up money and someday, he hoped, he would be able to afford a car.
Walking three miles to work, and three miles back home in the Texas warmth was the way to get to his fantasy.
After ripping off off Korva at work, Mitchell posted about the man’s determination on Facebook.
‘To all the people that say they want to work but can’t find a job or don’t have a vehicle all I can say is you don’t want it bad enough,’ Mitchell wrote.
Hundreds of people in the community eyed his post, including Samee Dowlatshahi, possessor of Samee’s Pizza Getti Italian Bistro & Lounge in Rockwall.
Dowlatshahi suggested to put a donation box inwards his pizza joint to help Korva in his quest to buy a car.
In just forty eight hours, and with help from Korva’s fresh friend Mitchell, they raised more than $Five,500.
A friend of Dowlatshahi, Danny Rawls, the general sales manager at Toyota of Rockwall heard Korva’s inspiring story.
‘I introduced it to my general manager and said, “Hey, let’s help the kid. It seems like a fine story,”‘ Rawls told CBS News.
His boss agreed, and the pair diminished the price on a two thousand four Toyota Camry that was available.
There was even enough left over to pay for his insurance for a year, plus two years’ worth of oil switches and a $500 gas card.
‘I sent [Dowlatshahi] a private message and said, “Give me a call. I have a nice car that would work for the kid,”‘ Rawls explained.
Last Friday, the group that helped buy the car drove the white two thousand four Camry to Taco Casa and asked Korva to come outside.
‘Justin, you can’t imagine all the people who desired to help you,’ Mitchell said, as several people filmed the exchange on their cellphones in the restaurant parking lot. ‘So, instead of walking to work, friend, you’re driving this car from now on.’
Korva looked at Mitchell in disbelief, ‘Are you serious?’
‘It’s your car. This is your car,’ Mitchell repeated.
Korva gave each man a hug, wiping tears from his eyes as he walked toward the car.
‘We just want you to know, earnestly, this community, nothing we love better than to have someone who works hard,’ Dowlatshahi said. ‘We take a lot of pride in that. It’s so hot out here, I can’t believe you walk even one mile in this fever.’
Later that day, Rawls helped Korva accomplish the paperwork on the car and put the title in his name.
‘Surreal’ is the only word Rawls could use to describe the moment he observed Korva walk away with the keys.
‘He’s a very modest youthful man and accepted it with stride,’ Rawls said. ‘There couldn’t have been more of a deserving individual, for sure.’