BELMONT, N.H. – A New Hampshire man went viral after an observant stranger noticed he walked 16 miles to his various jobs everyday. Now, he doesn’t have to walk anymore, because he was just given a new car.
About one week ago, Joanna Giffiths posted a photo of Kyle Bigler to Facebook, explaining that she learned he walked to his two minimum-wage jobs everyday.
She felt that he needed some positive recognition for his hard work.
“The moral of the story is this, if you are an able bodied person, there is a job out there for you,” wrote Griffiths.
That post was shared 20,000 times, and soon, thousands of people around the world were commending Bigler on his hard work.
“On Sundays and Mondays I do 20 or 21-hour shifts,” Bigler told WBIN-TV.
He works at Dunkin’ Donuts in the morning, and after his shift, he walks 8.5 miles to a gas station for the night shift.
When a car dealership learned about Bigler, they wanted to help by donating a car to him.
“I thought we probably have a couple cars here that we could just donate to him so he doesn’t have to walk 20 miles a day,” said Ryan Parks, Sales Manager at Autoserv dealership.
Bigler has also gotten job offers, so he doesn’t have to work 80 or more hours each week.
Griffiths says she can’t believe how much of a response she got from a simple Facebook post.
“In a world especialy right now that is flooded with negativity and all out anarchy, there is still good, and there are still good, generous, loving people,” wrote Griffith on Facebook. “There are still hard-working, honest, loyal people deserving of second chances and a fair shot to be successful in life.”