“a movie ticket, candy, a coffee tumbler, and a few pens.”
Over $370,000 Raised for Burger King Employee Who Received Lame 27-Year Milestone Gift
Ethan Letkeman with Breitbart reports:
An incredible sum of money has been raised for a loyal Burger King employee who was presented with a lame gift after 27 years of working at the company.
When Breitbart News first reported on Kevin Ford, 54, on June 26, donors had fundraised more than $125,000 for the humble employee who went viral after a TikTok video showed him expressing gratitude for receiving a paltry gift of “a movie ticket, candy, a coffee tumbler, and a few pens.” Now, donations have almost tripled, as approximately 12,400 donors have raised over $370,000 for Ford.
To recap, after Ford’s video went viral, social media users expressed disappointment in the fast-food chain for the gift they presented to him. Ford’s daughter, Seryna, then set up a GoFundMe page to explain that he, a single father, raised her and another daughter after gaining custody 27 years ago.
She further explained that he continued working at Burger King in Las Vegas for the health insurance coverage but is coming close to retirement age and would like to visit his grandchildren, so she asked for a tiny bit of help. Ford also has apparently never taken a day off work.