Single Dad Walked 11 Miles To Work Every Day - Until His Coworkers Found Out
For the past seven months, Trenton Lewis walked 11 miles every day for work. The 21-year-old from Little Rock, Arkansas, left at midnight to get to his 4 a.m shift at UPS on time.
He never missed a day. He was never late.
Lewis never told anyone that he didn't have a car. He's never been one for excuses -- especially when it comes to providing for his 14-month-old daughter.
"I wanted to be with my daughter, to be able to support her. I wanted to be a father," Lewis told Arkansas Matters.
"My pride is strong. Whatever she needs, I'm the person who is supposed to provide it for her."
But his UPS coworkers eventually found out, and last week, they surprised him with his first car.
"That's a young man that wants to work and will do what ever it takes to be successful," UPS clerk Kenneth Bryant said. "If someone has that type of determination, I'd be willing to help them. We just wanted to lend somebody a helping hand."
Bryant said he started asking around to see if coworkers would pitch in to buy Lewis a car.
"They were astonished that someone would get up at that time of morning, at night, and walk to work that far," Bryant said.
Most of the employees didn't even know Lewis but were impressed with his grit. Soon enough, the group raised $2,000 - enough to buy him a 2006 Saturn Ion.
Last week, Lewis' coworkers asked him to come to a Union meeting. When he arrived, they handed him the keys to his car and filmed it on Facebook Live.
Lewis thanked his co-workers profusely.
"God always has something for you," said Lewis. "I'm never going to forget this ever."
Watch the big reveal below.
Dad Working 3 Jobs Surprises Daughter With Dream Dress For 8th Grade Dance
Mom Looks Up And Sees A Stranger Comforting Her Child. This Is What She Wrote
Jealous Bear Does Not Approve Of This Couple's Marriage
He Found Out A Childhood Friend Is In Prison For Life. This Is The Email He Received After Reaching Out
Walmart Employee Gets On The Floor To Support Woman's Back After She Passes Out
10 Creepy True Stories That Will Give You Chills
This Man's Rant About Buying Flowers For A Woman Needs To Be Heard
28 Trombonists Perform Amazing Cover Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Neglected Dog Is So Thankful For Being Adopted
Over 150 Students Welcome Teachers Back With Incredible 'This Is Me' Performance
Watch This Snow Leopard's Hilarious Reaction When He Spots The Camera