A man in New Hampshire walks 16 miles per day between his two minimum-wage jobs.
Kyle Bigler works at both Dunkin’ Donuts and a Big Apple in Belmont, New Hampshire, and he also works 20-hours shifts Sunday and Monday, going from one job to the other one.
The reason he walks so much is that he doesn’t have a car.
However, a kindhearted customer decided to intervene after she saw him working at Dunkin’ Donuts at 7:30 a.m. and she saw him “later on that day” as he was walking.
“Little did I know, he was walking 8 1/2 miles to his second full time job at the Big Apple for his Graveyard shift,” local woman Joanna Griffiths wrote in a Facebook post. “I stopped at the Big Apple on my way home from work around 10:45 p.m. to see if he could use a lift home while I grabbed gas, but he politely declined stating he worked another 3+ hours closing.”
There is a moral to the story, Griffiths said.
“If you are an able bodied person, there is a job out there for you. No matter what the job may be. This man walks 16 miles every day between both his jobs, making minimum wage at both,” she said, adding that minimum wage in New Hampshire is $7.25 per hour. “This man shows that if you are motivated, ambitious, and WILLING to work, it IS possible,” she said.
She said later that strangers reached out to Bigler with job offers and even a car, which he accepted.
“When I wrote the original post, I never expected anything like this to happen,” Griffiths told People magazine on Monday. “I just wanted people to know that everyone struggles in life, all that matters is how you respond to the struggle and persevere.”
Griffiths spoke more about Bigler’s character.
“He really touched my heart because he never once complained,” she said.
“He is so kind, humble and happy. I was very emotional when they gave him the keys to his car. I am just so grateful that the positive message got as much recognition as it did.”