We love a great full circle moment.
Do you remember the viral Burger King employee who received a goodie bag for never missing a day at work?
Kevin Ford worked for 27 years and after showing so much gratitude for the “basket” social media users felt it wasn’t enough.
The video went viral and his daughter started a GoFundMe campaign at the request of social media users.
That fundraiser has now afforded Mr. Ford his very own home.
According to TMZ Kevin said he walked away with about $350,000 from the crowdsourcing fund — it raised almost $500K but GoFundMe took a sizeable chunk — and he used about half to buy a place in Pahrump, Nevada for $177,000.
Kevin’s new place has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is 846 square feet … with a covered front deck, fenced-in yard and views of the surrounding mountains.
He says he’s gonna invest more money into the place too.
With the rest of his GoFundMe cash, Kevin says he gave his daughter a chunk so she could put it toward a home for herself and his grandkids … and he put the rest away for retirement.
To no one’s surprise Kevin is still working at Burger King but there’s been a big change — he says he’s now missed one day … for an appearance on the “Today” show.
Kevin says his new digs are about an hour away from work, but he likes driving so he doesn’t mind the long commute.
It’s pretty incredible … the viral fame literally saved his life.
He says he was depressed and the support from strangers not only put a new roof over his head, but also saved his life.
Kevin says he’s forever grateful and his whole life has been turned around in a “beautiful” chain of events.
We are so happy for him and his family!