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Single Dad Walks 11 Miles To And From Work Each Day So Coworkers Chip In On Ultimate Gift: A Car

by Morgan Greenwald
Morgan is a writer on the branded content team who loves breakfast food almost as much as she loves dogs.

Parents are often willing to go to extreme lengths to provide for their children and give them the lives that they deserve.

As a single dad, 21-year-old Trenton Lewis is the sole provider for his 14-month-old daughter Karmen. Every day, he walks 5.5 miles to work at a UPS facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, and 5.5 miles to get back home, but he believes it’s worth it to take care of his little girl.

“My pride is strong,” Trenton told CNN. “Whatever she needs, I’m the person who is supposed to provide it for her.”

Trenton has been walking 11 miles to work now for about seven months, but his coworkers only recently found out about this single dad’s trek. As soon as they did, they knew they had to do something.

“If someone has that type of determination, I’d be willing to help them,” UPS clerk Kenneth Bryant told KARK. “We just wanted to lend somebody a helping hand.”

When Kenneth found out about Trenton’s predicament, he began to ask around the office to see if coworkers would chip in to buy Trenton a car.

“[The donations] caught on like wildfire,” Kenneth said.

Recently, Kenneth’s coworkers called him outside under the false pretense of a union meeting, but what happened instead made his jaw drop. Check out the video below to watch the big surprise, and make sure to SHARE this sweet gesture on Facebook!

Photos: Facebook / Fred Stephens

[H/T: The Wichita Eagle]

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