Suzanne Burke has been a long-time customer of a Mount Healthy Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through.

Over that time, Burke started to develop a sort of friendship with an employee named Ebony Johnson, who is a single mom and has been working at the drive-through for about three years, according to TODAY.

Johnson’s enthusiastic service is so memorable that regular customer Burke noticed when she had not been working for a few weeks.

Soon after Johnson returned to work, Burke immediately asked if everything was ok in her life. She then told Burke that she had been suffering financial difficulties while also trying to find a place to live for herself and her three children after being evicted.

“I wanted to give up,” Johnson told TODAY Food. “I cried. I come to work every day and nobody knows what I’m going through because I always try to have a smile for our customers.”

After hearing the story, Burke left Johnson a note saying that if Johnson needed help, Burke would be happy to help her. Johnson later accepted the help offered by Burke.

With social services in her career, Burke easily reached out to different businesses and organizations to help the dedicated staff with a new, fully-furnished home.

Then, nine months later, Johnson burst into tears when she knew what Burke had done for her.

“Oh my God, it was so amazing, I just burst out crying,” Johnson said. “I never had a full furnished house. I never had help like this. I had been asking God to put us in a home before Christmas, and He really did. I’m just so thankful.”

They have lived with different family members since being evicted in March 2020, so this was such a huge surprise for her and her three children.

Speaking about her help, Burke simply explained, “When she experienced this hardship, I just wanted to see if I could help her just improve her life and the life for her kids,” Burke explained to the outlet. “I wanted to make sure that they had stable housing so that she could continue to provide the excellent service she does at Dunkin’.”

Moreover, Burke asked some businesses if they would be glad to help with the apartment’s furnishing. They happily agreed to Burke’s offer.

From now on, Johnson and her children have a warm house to celebrate Christmas in their own place.

“Last year we didn’t wake up to nothing,” Johnson said. “It was depress and stress. This year is going to be good because we’re in our home. I get to cook in my own kitchen for my kids.”

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