two customers give her a new car

She walks 22 km (14 miles) every day to get to work: two customers give her a new car

In a world now dominated by selfishness, indifference and a lack of empathy, a very simple act of generosity or kindness towards another person can truly change one’s whole world. And this moving story that comes from the United States of America speaks precisely to the effects of unexpected acts of kindness.

The main character in this story is a girl named Adrianna Edwards, who was forced to walk 22.5 kilometers (13.7 miles) every day to reach her workplace…

The girl, named Adrianna Edwards, lives in Galveston, Texas. Every day to get to work – at a restaurant called Denny’s – she had to walk a staggering 22.5 km on foot – a huge distance but also an absolutely necessary choice since the girl in question worked there as a waitress. And she needed the job in order to pay her bills and be able to afford to attend college.

Almost every day, Adrianna Edwards walks over four hours to and from work. “I have bills to pay,” Edwards told CNN affiliate KTRK. “I’ve got to eat. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

Not only would the money she saved have allowed her to finish her studies, but Adrianna could also have bought a new or used car to travel more easily from home to work and vice versa.

But her walking days are finally over.

A couple she served at the restaurant on Tuesday bought her a new car — just hours after they’d met.
Edwards can now start college earlier than she thought.

The couple, who wanted to remain anonymous, were at Denny’s for breakfast when they found out that Edwards was walking 14 miles just to get to her job and go back home.

The waitress, who was saving up money to buy a car to free herself from the long trek, gave the woman extra ice cream. But what she got in return was much sweeter.

The Texas couple finished their meal, left the restaurant, and came back with a 2011 Nissan Sentra and handed Edwards the keys. This car will turn what was a five hour walk into a 30 minute commute.

“She teared up, which made me happy that she was so moved by that,” the woman who bought Edwards the car told KTRK.

All the couple asked in return for the car was for Edwards to simply pay the good deed forward. And that’s exactly what she aims to do.

“I still feel like I’m dreaming. Every two hours, I come look out my window and see if there’s still a car there. When I see somebody in need, I’ll probably be more likely to help them out (and) to do everything that I can to help them out,” Edwards said.

Finally, the girl could have more time for herself and her education than she currently did.

For one, she would no longer have to walk for about 4 hours to get to work. With the new car she takes only half an hour to get to the restaurant. This allows her to practically save three and a half hours which she can devote to studying – to undertake the path necessary to get to college and thus be able to fulfill her dreams for a better future.

The very generous couple wanted to remain anonymous, but certainly with their wonderful gesture of great kindness they have changed the life of a student who was struggling to build a better life for herself. And this is truly an extraordinary act of kindness!

Good luck in everything, Adrianna!

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