Strangers Buy Man A Car After Finding Out He Walks Three Miles To Work Each Day

We have a thing about ragging on Camrys here at Jalopnik—sorry to hurt your feelings, Toyota—but not today. Today, let’s celebrate a group of total strangers buying a man a car after discovering that he walks three miles to and from work every day.


That man is Justin Korva, who works at Taco Casa in Rockwall, Texas. Dallas-area station Fox 4 reports that local resident Andy Mitchell found out Korva, 20, walked to work every day after giving him a ride once. That’s when Korva told Mitchell he was trying to better himself and save up for a car.

Fox 4 reports that Mitchell set up a donation box at a local restaurant, secretly collecting funds to surprise Korva with a car. The Huffington Post reports that Mitchell and the group collected all of the money needed to buy a $5,500 Camry in less than a week, and that they surprised him with it at work on Friday.

Not only did the group bring him a Camry, but Fox 4 reports that the group also collected enough for a $500 gas card, two years’ worth of oil changes and a year of car insurance. The group got the whole thing on video:

Considering that the average person walks a mile in about 15 minutes or more, Korva had to build at least an hour and a half round trip into his workday—rain, shine or hail (there’s a lot of that in Texas).

That’s dedication, and if anyone deserves a car with no strings attached, it’s someone who works that hard. Plus, just think of how many kind people it took to raise well over $6,000 for this whole package. The world hasn’t gone down the drain quite yet, and there really are good people out there.

Hat tip to Clay!

Staff writer, Jalopnik



This is nice, but three miles is nothing. Why must we keep lowering the bar on EVERYTHING?