Every workday for more than a year, 19 year old Derrick Taylor woke up in the middle of the night to begin a five-mile walk to his 4 a.m. shift at UPS, a job that helps support his ailing mother and young siblings.
The teen’s dedicated work ethic inspired his community of coworkers. They came together, raised $1,100 and took the money down to a local car dealership, where they purchased a used Jeep Cherokee.The team also gave him $300 to put towards liability insurance, to keep Taylor safe and covered on the road.
Taylor couldn’t believe it — and couldn’t hold back his tears. “If I could, I would go around and thank everybody one by one,” Taylor said in the video, as he checks out his new ride. “This is really going to change a lot for me, so thank you again.”
Taylor has been working since he was 14 to support his family — and this car has given him a glimpse of his future. “I wanna move up at UPS and become a [truck] driver and with the money I make as a driver I want to invest into something profitable,” he told the Daily Mail.
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