A Single Father Walked 11 Miles To Work Every Day ― Until His Co-Workers Found Out

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man walks 11 miles to work everyday until coworkers buy him a car

Trenton Lewis has never missed a shift and never been late for his 4am shift at a UPS facility in Little Rock, Ark, a dedication driven by his love for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen. His attendance is even more impressive when you consider his wakeup time and commute: Lewis rolls out of bed at midnight and then, as ABC News notes, “in the rain or cold, through some rough areas of town—he walks.” And it’s a 5.5-mile journey one way for the 21-year-old single dad. He didn’t have a job when Karmen was born, but when she entered his life, “I knew I had to step up.” “I wanted to be with my daughter, to be able to support her. I wanted to be a father,”

His pride kept him from mentioning his daily walk to co-workers, but Patricia Bryant, known as the “queen bee” of the UPS site, discovered Lewis’ secret—and then, along with her husband, Kenneth, set out to find a way to make things easier for Lewis. They did so by pooling together nearly $2,000 from colleagues and using it to purchase a used Saturn for Lewis, which they presented to him at a gathering they told him was a “union meeting.” “Those keys cannot be mine,” he recalls thinking when they revealed the surprise. His new leave time from home each morning: 3:30am, giving him a few more hours to sleep in. “I knew things were going to get better if I kept coming to work so, that’s just what I did.”

Lewis thanked his co-workers profusely.

“God always has something for you,” said Lewis. “I’m never going to forget this ever.”

 

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1 Comment

  1. johnb says:

    That’s all well and good except there’s an invention called the e-bike on planet Earth. Just like there’s an invention called the wind turbine instead of coal fired generator. And these inventions exist and DO work. Contrary to your fossil mentality “had-to-walk” nay say propaganda story here.

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