There are some genuinely kind-hearted people in the world, and this story proves that they still exist.
While it doesn’t have much to do with turkey, a waitress at a Denny’s restaurant in Galveston, Texas, has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Almost every day, Adrianna Edwards walks nearly five 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.”
But her walking days are finally over.
A couple she served at the restaurant on Tuesday bought her a new car — a Nissan Sentra right off the showroom floor –just hours after they’d met.
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.
They had been sitting in Adrianna’s section when they overheard that she had some travel troubles and decided to help her out.
They left after finishing their meal, returning a few hours later with the new set of wheels.
Speaking to CNN, Adrianna, who had been trying to save up for a car of her own, said she was stunned by their generosity.
‘I FEEL LIKE I’M DREAMING.’ This Galveston woman walked 14 miles to and from work. That all changed after two customers changed her life. After serving the couple, they returned with a car. Watch the perfect pre-Thanksgiving story only on @abc13houston at 6pm. pic.twitter.com/EnUlXxrsKb
— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) November 27, 2019
She said: “I have bills to pay. ‘I’ve got to eat. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”
When she went to work on Tuesday morning, Adrianna didn’t think she would be leaving with a car, and, at first, she thought it was a joke.
But nope, it was for real and her arduous commute has been cut down to a mere 30 minutes. However, not only that, it also means she will be able to start college sooner than she had thought.
Adrianna said: “In my head, I was like ‘Pranks are cool and everything, but this one seems a tad bit cruel’.
“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.”
The mystery couple said they were over the moon that Adrianna liked her gift but have said they don’t want anything in return.
The woman said: “She teared up, which made me happy that she was so moved by that.”
Instead, they just want Adrianna do her bit and help someone else in the future.
The anonymous do-gooder added: “I know it’s Thanksgiving, but I said Merry Christmas and that hopefully someday she’ll pay it forward.”
And Adrianna has said she is only too happy to do her bit.
She added: “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.
“I just hope that one day when I’m financially stable enough, I can help somebody else in need.”