A UPS Employee Had to Walk to Work, So His Coworkers Bought Him a Jeep [Viral Video]
We all have opportunities to go beyond for someone in need. It's only a matter of tuning ourselves in so we can catch the moment, and then hopefully that person will pay it forward when they get the chance, too. So we never get sick of this kind of story.
For the past year-and-a-half, a 19-year-old kid named Derrick Taylor has been working at a UPS center in Oxford, Alabama.
He makes about $12 an hour loading and unloading trucks at four in the morning. And most of that money goes to help his mom, who has health issues. He's been working since he was 14 to help pay her bills.
He lives about five miles from work though, and he's never been able to buy a car. So he's always just walked. His coworkers have given him rides, but he's never asked for one, because he's too proud.
So last week, they all pooled their money... ended up with about $1,500... and bought him a JEEP. This video of them surprising him is racking up tons of hits on Facebook:
They paid $1,100 for it, and also gave him a huge wad of cash to help with insurance and other stuff. Obviously it's a used Jeep, but it looks like it's in pretty good shape.