Father of six children given free car after being seen cycling to work for six months
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The security guard was then forced to ride his bike to work while providing for his six children, aged three to 19 years old.
"It was early in the morning after working a full graveyard shift, 10-hour shift. It was very tough," Taylor told CBS News.
"I've been through a lot, so struggle is just part of getting to the next big thing," said Taylor.
However, things are finally looking up for the father after he was surprised with a flashy new ride.
Thanks to Caliber Collision Roseville, Travelers Insurance and Family Promise of Sacramento, in collaboration with the NABC Recycled Rides Program, Taylor was gifted a newly restored 2019 Hyundai Elantra.
The dad revealed once he saw his new car, he began ‘crying like a baby’.
"Tears of joy. Tears of feeling the pain of riding the bike back and forth. It all set in — what I went through to get to where I'm at now,” he said.
Perhaps he could sell that bike of his on Facebook Marketplace?
The California native struggled to stay afloat for years, as he was in and out of motels while raising his children.
But once Family Promise heard the father had been biking to work, the nonprofit's leaders wrote a letter on his behalf to secure him the vehicle.
He added that now having a car provides him with ‘peace of mind’, and hopes one day to pay it forward to someone else in need.
"It's amazing, I'm living the dream right now. This is my best life right now," said Taylor.
Similarly, in 2019, a couple gave a waitress a white Nissan Sentra to prevent her from walking 22 km (14 miles) a day to work at a Denny's in Galveston.
Adrianna Edwards, from Texas, said that she served the couple at breakfast when they overheard that she had some travel troubles and decided to help out.
Once they finished their meal, they returned to the establishment with some hot new wheels for the hospitality worker.
Adrianna admitted she initially thought it was a ‘prank’.
"In my head, I was like 'Pranks are cool and everything, but this one seems a tad bit cruel," she told CNN.
"I still feel like I'm dreaming.
"Every two hours, I come look out my window and see if there's still a car there."