A 2 ½ hour Walk Daily
This woman didn’t walk 2 ½ hours every day just for the exercise. It was the only way she could get to her job as a cashier at Walmart.
Slidell Police Officer Offers Her A Ride
A kind Police officer noticed her walking and offered her a ride.
Bradley Peck was the kind Police officer. He was so disturbed that this woman had to walk so far every day that he posted about it on Facebook. The distance she had to walk was six miles.
Bradley Picks Up Anita Again
Brad shows up at Walmart. Anita greets him with a big smile, and he hugs her. He asks her if she has a free moment.
Another Act of Kindness
Matt Bowers of Slidell Chevrolet tweeted that if somebody could track the lady down, he would give her something to drive.
Anita In For A Surprise
Bradley takes Anita to a car lot where she is told by Bob Stein that Anita is going to be given a car. She beamed from ear to ear.
Matt Bowers Chevrolet
This dealership gave Anita the choice of one of two cars, which included the coverage for insurance and taxes and registration
Anita could do nothing but repeat that this is a blessing. Plus, she says she can sleep in a little later.
Anita Is An Inspiration
Her need to work and her willingness to walk six miles is truly an inspiration, and if anyone deserves to have a vehicle, it’s her.
Other Astounding Foot Commutes
Anita’s story is not a single occurrence. There are many individuals scattered across the US that have long walks every day so that they can get to a job and put food on the table. For a very few of these, their plight becomes known, and through the kindness of others, their burden in regards to transportation is eased.
21 Mile Walk
James has a twenty-one-mile walk return trip every day to get to his job in Detroit. He is fifty-six years old. James has worked at the same location for thirteen years and has never missed a day of work.
His car broke down a decade ago. A Detroit Banker noticed James walking every day. He tells the newspaper about Jame’s journey and a college student reads the article and starts a go fund me page. The collections turned into $300,000. None of it was needed for James as the Ford Dealership in Detroit gave James a new Ford Taurus.
An Employer’s Big Heart
A young lad still in school and needed to work and one day wants to be a marine, got a job. The night before, his car breaks down. So he walks the twenty miles to his job. It was a moving job. He started walking at midnight and made it to the home he was to pack up. Two days later his boss rewarded him with a car.
Food For Thought
Stories like this should make us think about just how fortunate many of us are for the things that we often take for granted.
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