David Spade Donates Thousands To Burger King Employee Who Received Goodie Bag For 27 Years Of Service
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Actor David Spade donated thousands to a Burger King employee who only received a goodie bag in recognition of his 27 years of service to the company.
The cook/cashier, who works at the Burger King in the Las Vegas airport, says he felt the company sent him a load of stuff 'they had lying around'.
The small see-through bag included a bag of Reese's, a Starbucks reusable cup, two pens and one movie ticket, as reported by TMZ.
The 54-year-old, although grateful for the so-called gesture, telling TMZ: "I'm happy about anything, I'm thankful for anything I get, I'm not that type of person, believe me. I've been through a lot.
"It's a great company, you know, I've been there 27 years.
"But like most big corporations, they've kind of lost touch with their workers, and through Covid and whatever, they started cutting out programs."
He added: "We used to get cheques for 20 years, and that's what I actually thought that movie ticket was.
"I was like 'hey, they finally gave me my card', and then I saw it was not even two movie tickets – it was one.
"So I was like 'this is just too much', and [it seemed] it was just stuff they had laying around that they put together."
And his hard work appeared to touch comedy star Spade, who subsequently donated $5,000 to his GoFundMe after learning of the viral moment.
After his daughter notified him of the celebrity donation, Ford immediately checked his Instagram messages and learned that the comedian had slid into his DMs, congratulating him on all his hard work.
In texts seen by TMZ, Spade wrote: “Keep up the good work. 27 yrs” (sic).
To which Ford responded: “Holy s**t dude!!! Cannot Believe This!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH For even Watching the Video! I Love You My Brother!!! Much Love and God Bless... I think might be able to take a Day Off...” (sic).
While left Spade joking: “Wait till year 30”.
“Damn, Are You One Of My Managers???” Ford quipped. “Thank You Again Sir, Your the Best,Have A Great Day...”
The fast food employee’s GoFundMe has now raised almost $40,000 (£32,539) at the time of writing.