Woman Gifts a Car to High School Senior Who Walked 7 Miles Each Day to 40-Hour-Per-Week Job


From The Epoch Times:

A deserving high school senior has been gifted his very own set of wheels after a woman found out he was walking 7 miles after classes, every day, to attend his 40-hour-a-week employment at a restaurant.

“I knew if I had to walk to work every day to get a car, that’s what I was going to do,” Cobb County, Georgia, twelfth-grader Jayden Sutton told Fox 5 Atlanta.

Lavonda Wright and Jayden Sutton at the Nalley Honda, Union City, dealership on Jan. 14, 2021. (Courtesy of Lavonda Wright)

“When I get out of school around 3:30 I will go straight to work,” he explained. “I walk to work and I work six to eight hours, and get off and walk straight home.”

Sutton makes the 7-mile journey each day to his job as a server and then makes another 5-mile journey back to his house after he gets off work at 10:30 p.m. if co-workers don’t offer him a ride. Despite rain or shine, the youngster has made the effort to walk, hoping to save money for a car. However, thanks to Lavonda Wright, the mother of the teen’s friend, his walking days are over.

(Courtesy of Lavonda Wright)

Wright first encountered a hard-working Sutton on his long commute to work while driving on Dec. 10, 2020. “We noticed a young man walking at the speed of lightning with headphones on,” Wright explained on GoFundMe. “My son asked me to slow down so he could check on his friend.”

Read the full report at The Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/woman-gifts-a-car-to-high-school-senior-who-walked-7-miles-each-day-to-40-hour-per-week-job_3662262.html



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