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Burger King Employee Gets Over Rs 1 Crore In Donations In Lieu Of No Leave For Over 27 Years

-He claimed he was “overwhelmed" by the public's affection and support -His daughter Seryna had reportedly organized the fundraiser to thank her single father for working hard for 27 years

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Kevin Ford, a Burger King employee who recently became viral and was celebrated by the internet for completing 27 years of service without a single day of absence, has a big reason to be over the moon right now. 

After being disappointed for getting just a ‘goodies bag’ in return for his 27 years of perfect attendance, Kevin’s daughter arranged a fundraiser for him, which recently surpassed $1,50,000 (approximately Rs 1.17 crore), as per a very well-known media.

HMS Host, the business through which Burger King hires personnel, had reportedly given Kevin Ford a tiny bag of gifts. He had reportedly claimed that the corporation sent him goodies as a token of appreciation for his services. But now, owing to a ‘GoFundMe’ that his daughter Seryna set up, he has received much more than what he might have ever anticipated.

The comedian and actor David Spade was reportedly amongst the first people to donate. He is said to have made a donation of $5,000 (approximately Rs 3.9 lakh) and now the total donations have already crossed Rs 1 crore, leaving Kevin all emotional.

His daughter Seryna had reportedly organized the fundraiser to thank her single father for working hard for 27 years to support her and her siblings through school and college.

“Yes, he has never missed a day of work in his 27 years of employment. When he acquired custody of me and my elder sister 27 years ago, he initially started working at this job as a single parent," she wrote in the GoFundMe page's description area.

The video, which was posted earlier this month, showed Kevin receiving a goodie bag from the company for 27 years of full attendance went viral and many netizens complained that it was a very mundane gift, compared to his selfless service. 

Since the fundraiser skyrocketed, Kevin has given numerous interviews to television networks. He claimed he was “overwhelmed" by the public's affection and support, as per the report.

“I've been sobbing for the past three days. It's really unbelievable. I simply cannot. I appreciate you all and adore you all,” he reportedly told a news channel.

Kevin Ford had reportedly acknowledged in a TMZ interview that he felt “let down" by the gesture but insisted that he was appreciative of the attention. He had claimed he thought the goody bag didn't really match up to the cash gifts staff members received prior to the outbreak of the pandemic.  


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