Strangers Present A 20-Year-Old Texas Fast Food Worker Who Walks Six Miles To And From Work Every Day With A Car

The emotional moment a group of Texas strangers presented a 20-year-old fast food worker who walked six miles to work every day with a car was captured on camera.  Justin Korva started to cry when he was given the vehicle days after telling Andy Mitchell of Rockwall he was walking so he could save for a car of his own.  Mitchell had rallied his community to raise money and after just 48 hours the efforts yielded enough cash to buy the car.  The temperatures were around 95-degrees when Mitchell saw Korva walking along the side the road in his Taco Casa uniform on June 21.  During the drive to Korva’s job at Taco Casa, Korva told Mitchell he was determined to save up money and someday, he hoped, he would be able to afford a car.   Walking three miles to work, and three miles back home in the Texas heat was the way to get to his dream.  After dropping off Korva at work, Mitchell posted about the man’s determination on Facebook.  “To 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.  Hundreds of people in the community saw his post, including Samee Dowlatshahi, owner of Samee’s Pizza Getti Italian Bistro & Lounge in Rockwall.  Dowlatshahi offered to put a donation box inside his pizza joint to help Korva in his quest to buy a car.   In just 48 hours, and with help from Korva’s new friend Mitchell, they raised more than $5,500.  A friend of Dowlatshahi, Danny Rawls, the general sales manager at Toyota of Rockwall heard Korva’s inspiring story.  “I presented it to my general manager and said, ‘Hey, let’s help the kid.  It seems like a great story,’” Rawls said.  His boss agreed, and the pair reduced the price on a 2004 Toyota Camry that was available.  There was even enough left over to pay for his insurance for a year, plus two years’ worth of oil changes and a $500 gas card. 



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