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Burger King veteran cook achieves American dream, buys first home with over $400,000 in donations



Kevin Ford, who worked at Burger king for 27 years without a missed day, realizes homeownership dream

In a heartwarming turn of events, Kevin Ford, a dedicated Burger King cook who diligently served for 27 years without taking a single day off, has achieved the American dream of homeownership. Kevin’s remarkable story gained attention after a video showcasing his modest 27-year service gift went viral on social media.

Despite his longstanding commitment, Kevin received a simple gift bag containing movie tickets, a Starbucks cup, and some candy. This prompted an outpouring of support from people worldwide, leading to a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. The campaign, initiated by Seryna Ford, Kevin’s family member, aimed to bless him with a visit to his grandchildren.

The response exceeded all expectations, raising a staggering $439,000, with approximately $350,000 available for Kevin’s use after accounting for GoFundMe fees. Grateful for the generosity, Kevin expressed his heartfelt thanks in a video shared on social media.

On December 13, Kevin closed the deal on his first house in Pahrump, Nevada, a significant milestone in his life. The 846-square foot property features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, providing a home for Kevin, his children, and grandchildren.

Addressing well-wishers in a video tour of his new home, Kevin acknowledged the need for some renovations while expressing pride in his accomplishment. He emphasized the significance of having a place for his family to visit, marking a true American dream and a Christmas miracle.

As for the remaining funds, Kevin outlined plans to use them for home renovations, support his daughter, and contribute to his retirement. The heartwarming story underscores the impact of community support and highlights the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for a dedicated Burger King cook.


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