Tears of joy as strangers buy Texas fast food worker first car

An American town has rallied together to buy a hard-working 20-year-old man his first car.

Justin Korva walks 5km from his home to work and back every day and was recently spotted by a man called Andy Mitchell as he was walking to work in the sweltering heat.

Mr Mitchell decided to pick Mr Korva up and give him a lift to a Taco Casa restaurant in Rockwell, Texas where he works.

However Mr Mitchell's generosity didn't stop there.

After hearing Mr Korva hoped to save up and one day buy his own car, he decided to do something about it.

He posted on Facebook about the young man's determination, not only to get to work but also to save up for his own car. That post was seen by hundreds of people in the community.

Rockwell, Texas, Justin Korva
Andy Mitchell decided to pick Justin Korva up when he saw him walking to work. Photo credit: Facebook/CBS

That led to a local businessman putting a donation box in his pizza store to raise funds for the young man to buy a car.

Within two days, more than $7500 was raised.

The community's kindness didn't stop there as the general sales manager at the local Toyota dealership heard about the story and wanted to get involved.

After speaking with their bosses, they agreed to lower the price of one of their 2004 Toyota Camrys so that the money raised from the community could buy Mr Korva the car.

Last week, Mr Mitchell showed up at Mr Korva's workplace to give him the gift on four-wheels from the community.

"Justin, you can't imagine all the people who wanted to help you," he said.

"So, instead of walking to work, buddy, you're driving this car from now on."

Mr Korva was reduced to tears as he took the keys to his new ride in disbelief.

He was also given a $500 fuel card and free servicing for two years.

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