Colleagues’ gift ends four-hour walk to work

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

Trenton Lewis, 21, of Little Rock, Ark., is supposed to be at his job loading trucks for UPS at 4 a.m. So he starts walking around midnight.

He doesn’t have a car, but he’s never missed a shift and never been late.

“I had music in my head. I was just walking, not worried about nothing, I was just moving my feet,” Lewis tells KATV. “[My job] got more important to me. When I had my daughter, I knew I had to step up. I didn’t have a job when she was born.”

Some of his colleagues at work found out about his dedication. So they bought him a car.

  • Barton

    that IS a great story.

    Though ABC should check its math? tweet says 3 hr walk, but I think Bob is correct with 4 hours?

  • rallysocks

    So much goodness in this! Trenton’s dedication and the generosity of his co-workers are both excellent examples of who we really are and what others can aspire to be.

  • Jerry

    It’s sweet, but the thing I worry about in stories like this is that if you can’t afford to buy a car, can you afford to own a car? It might make sense if one of his coworkers was willing to give him a ride until he had more of a cushion.

    • DavidG

      I think it can go both ways. Sometimes the hurdle to owning a car is the upkeep, especially if you’re buying junkers.

      On the other hand, maybe you can handle upkeep but can’t get over that upfront cost.

    • Jeff C.

      Maybe he’ll pick up an extra shift or two at his job. He’ll have extra
      time to work more if he isn’t spending that same time walking.