27 YEARS OF HARD WORK PAID OFF
Written by Ella Melake on January 4, 2024
Burger King employee, Kevin Ford went viral for never having missed a day of work in over two decades was able to purchase his first home through a fundraising campaign.
In June, 2022, Kevin posted a video on TikTok sharing the story of his 27 years of service in the company without missing a day of work. In the video he also revealed gifts which he had receive dover the years.
These included a movie ticket, a Starbucks cup, a bag of Reese’s Pieces, two packs of Life Savers, two pens, a lanyard and two keychains.
After the video went viral, with many criticizing the gifts, Ford’s daughter launched a GoFundMe campaign which has raised nearly $440,000 as of Tuesday afternoon. As a result of the generosity from thousands of donors, Ford was able to use a portion of the donations to buy his first home, TMZ reported.
In December 29, Ford released another video on TikTok giving his supporters a glimpse at the property and thanked them for making the purchase possible.
“I know it’s not a mansion, but it’s mine,” he said while showing off the property. “I want to thank everyone all around the world for what you’ve done for me, something that I thought would never be possible for me: home ownership.”
As the video came to a close he remarked, “Remember, love yourself because I love you. God bless you and thank you.”