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Dad Walks 16 Miles Between Two Jobs, But When The Internet Responded To Help Him… Beautiful!

drive thru employee goes viral

Kyle Bigler was cheerfully working the morning shift at a New Hampshire Dunkin Donuts when Joanna Griffiths took a photo of him. He laughed thinking it was because of his bright red hair and tattoos. And no one could have been more surprised that the photo has since gone viral. But it isn’t because of his unusual looks… His story is truly an inspiration.

“He knows my coffee. He knows everybody’s coffee. You just walk in and he’s so personable and he’s so kind,” Griffiths told local news station WBIN.

It all started the day before when Joanna pulled up to the Dunkin Donuts drive through at 7:30 in the morning. As usual, Kyle greeted her with a smile and her iced coffee, and Joanna went on her way.

After work, Joanna made a pit stop at a local convenience store and saw Kyle working behind the counter! It was clear the young man was holding down two jobs, but the reality of his work ethic was nigh unbelievable. She took to facebook after hearing his story, and the result of her viral post will totally make your day.

Joanna Griffiths

I felt the need to share this with all of you, and perhaps make this man go viral. Last week I got an iced coffee at Dunkin donuts around 7:30am, later on that day I saw the same man walking but was unable to pick him up or I would have been late for work myself. Little did I know, he was walking 8 1/2 miles to his second full time job at the Big Apple for his Graveyard shift. I stopped at the Big Apple on my way home from work around 10:45pm to see if he could use a lift home while I grabbed gas, but he politely declined stating he worked another 3+ hours closing.

Joanna went on to explain that Kyle walks over 16 miles every day traveling to both of his jobs so he can support himself and see his son. Even though he only makes minimum wage, Kyle refused to accept state or federal aid for his hardship, though he’d make more money collecting government aid.

“There are jobs everywhere you just have to look,” Bigler said. “I mean if it’s a problem with someone not having a vehicle, I mean I walk 8 miles.”

Joanna’s facebook post was shared over 20,000 times and eventually reached the eyes of a local car dealership, Autoserv in Tilton, New Hampshire. Then comes the best part!

The dealership promptly gifted Ryan a 2005 Honda Accord.

Joanna Griffiths

This humble, hardworking young man has been recognized by the community, with a gift he never thought possible. The smile on Ryan’s face says it all.

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