A metro Atlanta school custodian no longer has to walk to work after staff rallied together to donate a car to him.
Unity Grove Elementary School in Henry County shared a video of staff gifting a custodian, known as “Mr. Chris,” a car in August.
A post shared by the school spoke of two faculty members, Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Combs who collaborated to raise money to buy the car with about 76,000 miles on it for a little more than $1,500.
Two people can be seen leading “Mr. Chris” to the car and they put the keys in his hand. He seems shocked for a moment and freezes. He then holds his arms in the air and exclaims, “There is a God.”
Mr. Chris then walks around the parking lot for a few seconds, and thanks his benefactors. “I never would have dreamt of something like this,” he said. “This is mind-blowing to me.”
Watch: Teachers Surprise Custodian With Car
Today was one of those days that makes you smile for hours.
Through the generosity of our staff, we have been able to bless our head custodian Mr. Chris in his time of need. In the past few months, Ms Combs and Ms MacDonald have orchestrated collection for funds to help him find housing and utility payments.
Thanks to a wonderful Jackson friend, today the staff gifted Chris A CAR so he no longer has to walk to work! Little did we know, it was his favorite type of car, and he was stunned to know that it was HIS!
Unity Grove is a special place, and we are so grateful for the people who are in our lives. #unitymakesusgreat
Posted by Unity Grove Elementary on Monday, 16 August 2021
The school said the staff was not aware that they happened to purchase his favorite type of car. “Unity Grove is a special place, and we are so grateful for the people who are in our lives,” the school’s Facebook post says.