Nationwide — Samson Adams, who works as a server at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, used to endure a 3-hour bike ride under the scorching sun to get to work. But he has recently been gifted a car.
Samson, who lives about 30 miles away from his workplace, said he has been working at the restaurant to support his family. However, he only had a bike to get there.
“I had no choice but to use a manual bike, and then that went out, and then God came and blessed me with all this,” Samson told WRAL.
Sam’s situation took a turn when his community stepped in to make his life easier. The Texas Roadhouse community ambassador Joelle Long and her husband noticed Adams’ exhaustion at work and became aware of his daily struggle.
“I started picking him up. We started talking,” Long said. “The more I talked to him, the more I get to know him, the more I loved him. The more I felt like this guy really deserves someone to give him a little bit of help.”
Long shared Adams’ story on Facebook, and the response was immediate. The community, including Adams’ colleagues at Texas Roadhouse, all lend a helping hand. Adams was surprised by the outcome.
“I thought I was in trouble… I forgot to do something or maybe I shouldn’t have ate that piece of bread on camera,” Adams said. “You know, something simple like that. And she was like no, you’re not in trouble, I got news for you. We got you a car. Just basically I didn’t know what to think.”
With the new car, Adams’ three-hour bike commute has been drastically reduced to a mere 30-minute drive.
“Thank you very much Paducah. Come and see me at Texas Roadhouse. My name is Samson. I’ll be the best server I can be,” he said.
Additionally, any remaining funds from the GoFundMe campaign set up for Adams will be used to cover his car insurance and fuel expenses.
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