$350K Raised for Burger King Worker Who Received a Puny Gift Bag for 27 Years of Service – National | Globalnews.ca

Former Burger King employee Kevin Ford recently celebrated his 27th anniversary working for the fast-food chain, and despite not having missed a day of work in that time, he received a paltry bag of gifts as a thank you for his dedication. and loyalty.

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Ford, 60, has worked at Burger King’s McCarren Las Vegas Airport location for nearly three decades. When he announced his work anniversary to management recently, they rushed to put together a thank you gift that included a movie ticket, a cup of Starbucks coffee, a lanyard, some pens and candy, and a drawstring bag.

A humble guy, Ford shared a video on TikTok of him opening his backpack and the gifts inside, thanking his co-workers.

The video went mega viral (over two million views), with most people congratulating Ford and applauding the gracious way he accepted the gifts, but also asking, “Is that it?”

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Now the TikToker and loyal employee is being rewarded in a much bigger way.

According to Fortune, seeing the success of the video prompted Ford’s daughter, Sernya, to establish a GoFundMe Page to help her father raise $200 so he can visit his grandchildren.

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“The man in that video is my father. He has been in his job for 27 years and yes, he has never missed a day of work,” Sernya wrote on the GoFundMe page.

He noted that Ford started working at Burger King as a single father of four and stayed at the job because he had a good health insurance package.

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“My dad is still working here because, although he looks young, he is reaching retirement age and leaving would cost him his retirement”, he wrote, adding: “In no way are we asking for money or he expects money, but if someone feels like blessing him, he would love to visit his grandchildren.

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It didn’t take long to raise the $200; in fact, fundraising is now in the six figures, amassing more than $350,000 at press time.

A screenshot of Kevin Ford’s GoFundMe donations, which have raised over $350,000 as of July 5, 2022.


Actor David Spade was one of the contributorsdonating $5,000 to the hard worker, reports TMZ.

But the good news does not end there. In the past week, today’s program made him a great offer taking him to new york to meet their grandchildren in the air.

“I’ve been crying all these days like this and of course, I’m crying live on TV seeing my grandchildren again,” she told Fox11 of the joyous reunion.

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Thanks to everyone who goes with me on this incredible adventure!!!🙌🏾💯❤️👍🏾🙂🤗 I LOVE YOU ALL!!! #Grateful #Grateful #Wow #Thank you #Kevin27years #TheKeep777 https://gofund.me/bbd4050e

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He has also been updating his TikTok with new videos, profusely thanking people for their support and generosity.


To everyone who embarks on this incredible journey with me, I would like to say THANK YOU! I am so amazed at your generosity! I love Yawl!!! 💛💯🙌🏾 #whirlwindoflove #Grateful #Grateful #Thank you TheKeep777..https://gofund.me/bbd4050e

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And despite his recent windfall, Ford says he’s not planning vacation days or retirement any time soon.

“You never know, it’s day to day, but I I haven’t thought of anything to do with that money Except to visit my grandkids for a while and maybe pay for some college, but I’m not even thinking about that.” “I’m just working.”

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