He Hid Along Sixteen Miles Of Road, Then One Day One Woman Spotted Him…


One man’s hard work, determination, and drive got him the reward of a lifetime he much needed. Well, of course, he deserved it after all.

Kyle Bigler works two full-time jobs, one of them at a New HampshireDunkin Donuts. To get to his places of employment, Bigler walks, totaling 16 miles a day. Sometimes, he works 20-21 hours a day.

Bigler never bothered anyone. He was always on time for work and was considered one of the store’s most reliable and hard-working employees.

One day, after seeing Bigler at Dunkin’ Donuts working a morning shift at 7:30 a.m., Joanna Griffiths, a customer at Dunkin Donuts, noticed him walking to a second job at a gas station later that day. She swung by on her way home from work around 10:45 p.m. and asked Bigler if he wanted a lift home. But he politely declined, saying that he still had to work three more hours. That’s when she found out the lengths Bigler goes to just to pay his bills.

“I stopped at the Big Apple (convenience store) on my way home… to see if he could use a lift home while I grabbed gas, but he politely declined stating he worked another 3+ hours closing,” she wrote on Facebook.

“I was like, ‘What are you doing here? You were working at 7:30 this morning. Was that you walking?’ And he was like, ‘Yup,'” Griffiths said.

Griffiths felt compelled to tell Bigler‘s story. So she shared Bigler‘s story on Facebook, neither she nor he expected what would happen next.

During the following days, Griffiths told Bigler she was going to take a picture of him to post on social media.

“I came through the drive-thru (at Dunkin Donuts) and I took a picture of him and I said, ‘I’m going to make you famous,’ and he goes, ‘Yeah, right, cause of my crazy hair or something?’” Griffiths said.

“The moral of the story is this, if you are an able-bodied person, there is a job out there for you. No matter what the job may be,” she wrote. “This man walks 16 miles every day between both his jobs, making minimum wage at both.” Her post went viral with over 20,000 shares when something incredible happened.

The next day, she received countless comments and messages from people wanting to offer Bigler a job or donate money for him to buy a car. One message stood out to Griffiths. It was from the owners of a nearby car dealership, who offered to give Bigler a car for free so he no longer had to walk to work.

“I thought we probably have a couple cars here that we could just donate to him so he doesn’t have to walk 20 miles a day,” said Ryan Parks, a sales manager at Autoserv.

The car dealership gifted Bigler a 2005 Honda Accord.

“He persevered through two minimum wage jobs,” Griffiths said. “You know, it doesn’t matter what job you’re at, as long as you try hard and do your best you can make it.”

Bigler says that while he is looking forward to being able to drive to work, he is most excited to use his car to visit his 3-year-old son, who lives more than 3 hours away with his mother.

Photo Credit: Pixabay, Sarah Dalgie via TODAY, Joanna Griffiths via People

Sources: OpposingViews, TODAYPeople