It all began when Andy Mitchell saw this guy, who he later discovered was Justin Korva, dressed in fast food uniform, walking down the road in the baking 95 degree heat. Mitchell pulled up and offered to give the young guy a ride.
Korva accepted the lift, and told me that he worked at the Taco Casa in Rockwall, Texas. He told me that he didn’t have a car so he had to walked the 3 miles to and from work each day and that once he had saved enough money he hoped he could then buy himself a car.
This 20 year old had such an impressive work ethic and impressed by Korva’s determination, Mitchell posted about his new friend on Facebook.
“…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,” Mitchell wrote.
The post was shared on social media a few hundred times, but, some people were really inspired to help!
Samee Dowlatshahi, owner of Samee’s Pizza Getti Italian Bistro and Lounge, put out a donation box to help raise money for Korva’s car, in just two short days, Mitchell and Dowlatshahi had collectively raised $5,500 to buy a car for Korva.
Danny Rawls, general sales manager at the local Toyota dealership, had seen the post, he spoke with his manager and the dealership slashed the price of a 2004 Camry, for Korva!
After buying the car, they still had enough money remaining to buy Korva a year’s insurance, plus a $500 gas card, and a year’s worth of oil changes.
Then, they drove the newly bought car over to the young man’s work for a surprise.
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…
I think this storey is an amazing example of human nature at its best and its a pleasure to watch and to help spread the word about what life really is about, working together towards a positive future, I really wish we could see more and more stories like this and promote it as much as possible!
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