Man Who Walked 33 Miles To Work Gifted Car From Stranger

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A man in Prineville, Oregon, walked 33 miles to work.

After his story was shared, a complete stranger gifted him a car.

Eric Akers walked 33 miles to work in Bend after his car broke down. With no transportation and no means to pay for transportation, he began looking for a ride.

But he couldn’t find one.

“I needed to get to work no matter what. So I woke up early — about 9:00 a.m. Started around 10:00 a.m. Left for Bend and it took about 6 1/2 hours, but I made the trek,” Akers told Central Oregon Daily News.

Then he worked his eight hour shift.

After Central Oregon Daily News told his story, emails started pouring in from people who wanted to give him a hand.

Chris Arsenault said he was on a tractor when the story came across his phone. “We decided we have more cars than we need, so we wanted to give him this little Honda,” Arsenault said.

“He just handed me the paperwork for the car and told me it’s mine,” Akers said. “The kindness and generosity of the community has been overwhelming.”