Justin Korva, 20, walked in the Texas heat in his uniform three miles to and from work while saving for a car. Then one day Andy Mitchell pulled up and gave Korva a ride to work at Taco Casa in Rockwall, TX.
In the course of conversation, Andy Mitchell learned that Justin walked that route to work six miles probable five days a week or more maybe. After hearing that, Mitchell decided to take a picture of them and post it on Facebook with Justin’s story.
A friend of Mitchell read the story asked to share it, saying “Lets get this kid a car.” and it took off. Shared among friends online, a donation box at a local diner was set up and in less than 48 hours the “Lets Get This Kid A Car” group had raised $5,500.00 for Justin a ride. People in the community of Rockwall donated and Mitchell said there was too many names to count.
And a group of donors surprised Korva at his job with a 2004 Toyota Camry and a $500.00 gas card and two years of free oil changes and one year of car insurance. That’s what I call doing it up BIG in Texas.
Kudos to the Mitchell family, friends and all those folks in Rockwall, TX; for having compassion on someone and doing something about it.
Acts of kindness do have ripple effects.