Texas Community Buys Man Who Walks 3 Miles To And From Work A Car
A Texas man decided to give a young man walking on a hot summer day a ride to work. What happened next changed the young man's life.
On June 21st, Andy Mitchell was driving down the road when he saw a young man in a restaurant uniform walking down the street. The temperature that day was about 95 degrees and getting hotter. Mitchell offered the young man a ride and got to know him. Twenty year-old Justin Korva told Mitchell he walked three miles to work and home every, single day for work. Mitchell snapped a photo with Korva after the ride and had this say to about the young man online:
Meet my friend justin! I picked this boy up this am and gave him a ride to work at taco casa. He told me he walks 3 miles to work and home everyday. 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!
The post went viral and members of the community began asking how they could help the young man. Samee Dowlatshahi, owner of Samee's Pizza Getti Italian Bistro & Lounge, decided to put a collection box inside the restaurant to help get donations. With Mitchell's help, they were able to raise $5,500 for the young man. That's when Danny Rawls, general sales manager at Toyota of Rockwall and his boss decided to help as well. They found a 2004 Toyota they thought would work for the young man. They contacted Mitchell and with the money raised were able to get him a vehicle and more.
With the money the men were able to purchase the car, insurance for the vehicle for a year, along with two years of oil changes and a $500 gas card. The men then surprised Korva with the vehicle and Mitchell's wife, Mandi Mitchell, posted it to Facebook.