Robert Reed is a 60-year-old janitor at Farmington Elementary school. After only 120 days since he got this job, school staff and students became very fond of him. Robert is a kind guy who’s happy to help anyone in need. Not only his kindness didn’t go unnoticed, but also the fact that he’s been struggling to get to work everyday, he didn’t have a car and had to walk miles to get to school.
School staff decided to give this man something to thank him for his goodness and help him in his struggle, so they started collecting money to help him buy a car.
Life is no picnic when you have to take three buses to get to work, walk miles, and do the physical labor involved with cleaning an entire school. This was what Robert did every day of the week, as reported here by The Western Journal.
When his workday was over, he had to get on three buses again and walk an additional 2 miles to get back to where he lived. It would take Robert 4 hours to get home.
Because Robert was so well-liked, some of the people he worked with would drive him to the stop where he caught the bus.
Robert had been saving his money for a truck he wanted to purchase. His desire was to use the truck to get a yard maintenance business going.
After realizing how difficult it was for Robert to get to work, the people he worked with decided to raise money so that he could buy the truck he wanted. It took them 21 hours to raise $7,000.
Watch Robert kneel down and hug the teacher who organized the fundraiser for him. See him cry uncontrollably and smile through his tears when he’s informed about the money raised for him. View the video below, and be sure to tell others about this touching story.