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KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year

KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year

KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year.
KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year. Credit: Crystal Lachance

A single mom’s parenting duties are no different than they are for a married one — except that you’re on your own. But doing it alone isn’t always easy, or doable – but anything is possible with a little help from your friends.

Crystal Lachance is a single mom from Salem, Oregon, who is not only a dedicated mother, she’s a dedicated employee.

For basically a full year, Lachance walked to and from work — an hour each way. Surprised and inspired by her commitment, her coworkers wanted to come up with a surprise of their own. So, they found a way to give back.

They got together and nominated Lachance for a “Kentucky Fried Wishes” award. The special honor is given to KFC employees by the KFC Foundations. Employees can nominate other emoployees who go above and beyond at their job, and KFC will give them something special in return.

KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year. Credit: Crystal Lachance
KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year. Credit: Crystal Lachance

Lachance’s boss, Miranda, sent in the nomination for the “Kentucky Fried Wishes” award and much to Lachance’s surprise, she won.

“I went to work this morning and got surprised with a brand new car,” she wrote on Facebook Tuesday. “Apparently, my boss Miranda entered me in a drawing a few months ago and I won this brand new car.”

Lachance said the car completely made her day. She posted photos of herself and her coworkers with the new car, decorated with a big red row.

“I have been struggling a lot this year but haven’t gave up and have been working very hard,” her post continues. “I finally went in and got my permit and have been trying to save up to buy a car.”

KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year. Credit: Crystal Lachance
KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year. Credit: Crystal Lachance

Lachance told CBS News that for a year, she had shifts on Saturday and Sundays, and the only way for her to get to work was walk. The walk was an hour each way.

With this gift, she and her 9-year-old son, Rhys, no longer have to worry about getting places they need to be – a huge relief for any single mom.

KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year. Credit: Crystal Lachance
KFC surprises single mom with a new car after she walked an hour to and from work every day for a year. Credit: Crystal Lachance

KFC Foundation’s surprise for Lachance’s did not end with the car:

“Now, I have a car and the owner of KFC is going to be paying six months of insurance for me,” she revealed in her Facebook post.

“I feel so blessed today and I just love my job and my boss Miranda, she seriously is the best boss ever!”

The single mom also posted photos of her son with the car, saying he loves it too.

Source CBS News


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