An Oregon man who walked 33 miles to work receives a stunning gift from a complete stranger after his story went viral.
Eric Akers is a hardworking man who did not allow anything to stop him from going to work, even after his car broke down, and with no means of transportation or money to pay for it, he walked to his work.
His story garnered attention after it was shared by Central Oregon Daily News.
“I needed to get to work no matter what. So I woke up early — about 9:00 a.m. Started around 10:00 a.m. Left for Bend and it took about 6 1/2 hours, but I made the trek,” Akers told the news outlet.
After reaching his workplace, he worked his eight-hour shift. The news station got a lot of emails about Eric Ackers from people who wanted to help him.
Chris Arsenault was on his tractor when he read the story on his phone. “We decided we have more cars than we need, so we wanted to give him this little Honda,” Arsenault said.
“He just handed me the paperwork for the car and told me it’s mine,” Akers said. “The kindness and generosity of the community have been overwhelming.”
Eric Akers deserved all the help he received because he is a young man who is striving hard to make ends meet. Chris Arsenault has a servant heart by showing kindness to Akers and donating his car to him.