A Texas waitress, who walked five hours to work and back every day, received a new car from strangers for this Thanksgiving.
Adrianna Edwards worked at Denny’s restaurant in Galveston and she walked seven miles to get there.
“I have bills to pay,” Edwards told KTRK. “I’ve got to eat. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”
That all changed on Tuesday, Nov. 26, when she was serving breakfast to a Galveston couple.
The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, said they learned Edward’s story and that she was saving money to buy a car. So, they decided to do it for her.
After breakfast, they went to a car dealership and purchased a 2011 Nissan Sentra. Hours later, they went back to the Denny’s to surprise Edwards with a new car.
“She teared up, which made me happy that she was so moved by that,” the woman who bought the car said.
The generous couple gave Edwards the car with no strings attached but did ask for one thing.
“I gave her a note that said, ‘I know it’s Thanksgiving, but I said, ‘Merry Christmas,’ and that, hopefully, someday she’ll just pay it forward,” the woman said.
Now, Edwards can drive back and forth to work in about 30 minutes.
“I still feel like I’m dreaming. Every two hours, I come look out my window and see if there’s still a car there. When I see somebody in need, I’ll probably be more likely to help them out (and) to do everything that I can to help them out,” she said.