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A GoFundMe for a 27-year Burger King employee has reached almost $80,000

GoFundMe for Burger King employee, 60, who got movie ticket, candy and pens for 27 years of service, hits nearly $80,000 after David Spade gave him $5,000

  • Kevin Ford went viral earlier this week for posting a video praising Burger King for donating him a movie ticket, a bag of Reese’s Pieces and some pens for 27 years.
  • His daughter started a GoFundMe for anyone who wants to donate to give Ford the first day off in 27 years and visit his grandchildren
  • She said he never skipped a day and joined the company to get custody of her and her sister and all of his children through college paycheck
  • More than 2,000 people have donated, as of early Saturday morning, and it has raised nearly $80,000
  • Comedian David Spade surprised hard-working Burger King employee on Thursday with a $5,000 donation
  • Spade sent Ford a sweet direct message via Instagram that read, “Keep up the good work. 27 years’

A GoFundMe for a Burger King employee has crossed $60,000 after a viral video showed him getting a movie ticket, candy, coffee cup and some pens for 27 years of service.

Kevin Ford joined the company as a single father to gain custody of his first two children, his daughter Seryna said on the company’s website. GoFundMe account. As his family grew, he continued to work and “continued to work here because of the great health insurance.”

‘My father will continue to work here because he may look young, but he is approaching retirement age and leaving would cost him his pension. In no way are we asking for money or expecting money, but if anyone wants to bless him, he would be happy to visit his grandchildren.”

The outpouring of support stunned the family, with the fundraiser now reaching nearly $80,000 in just three days.

‘I’m strapping here to get through dinner without crying! You are such remarkable people,” Seryna wrote in the latest update. ‘I seriously can’t believe this. You change his life!’

One of the many donors is famed comedian David Spade, who donated $5,000 and had a private Instagram exchange with the BK employee.

Sweet: Just days after the fast food worker named Kevin Ford went viral for a video thanking the company for a goodie bag for his loyalty, the 57-year-old comedian made a generous contribution to his GoFundMe

Sweet: Just days after the fast food worker named Kevin Ford went viral for a video thanking the company for a goodie bag for his loyalty, the 57-year-old comedian made a generous contribution to his GoFundMe

The GoFundMe approaches $80,000 in just three days, including a $5,000 donation from comedian David Spade

The GoFundMe approaches $80,000 in just three days, including a $5,000 donation from comedian David Spade

‘Keep it up. 27 years,” Spade wrote to Ford.

In response, according to a screenshot of their exchange obtained by TMZFord replied: ‘Holy s**t dude’ [three shocked face emojis]†

The Burger King employee also said he couldn’t “believe” Spade’s kindness and was looking forward to using some of his paid time off.

‘THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! For even watching the video! I love you my brother!!! Much love and God bless… I think I might be able to take a day off…’ he said to Spade.

Spade joked back that Ford will just have to “wait until year 30” to take time off.

‘D**n, are you one of my managers??? he replied. “Thanks again, sir… Have a nice day.”

Ford went viral earlier this week for posting a video praising Burger King for donating him a single movie ticket, a bag of Reese’s Pieces, a Starbucks cup, some Lifesavers, a lanyard, two pens and a few key rings. for his hard work at the company .

David Spade surprised a hard-working Burger King employee who hasn't missed his job in nearly three decades

David Spade surprised a hard-working Burger King employee who hasn’t missed his job in nearly three decades

Top Donor: In addition to Spade's donation, more than 1,400 people gathered to raise $79,000 for the viral Burger King contributor

Top Donor: In addition to Spade’s donation, more than 1,400 people gathered to raise $79,000 for the viral Burger King contributor

In the footage, he graciously said that “loyalty pays off.”

However, many Twitter users were shocked that the company didn’t do more for him.

“Is this all you can do for this man?” one viewer tweeted, while another called Ford’s video “depressing” and “embarrassing” for the brand.

Others suggested he deserved a full franchise or a “fully paid trip.”

In an Instagram exchange, Spade joked back that Ford should just 'wait until year 30' to take time off

In an Instagram exchange, Spade joked back that Ford should just ‘wait until year 30’ to take time off

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