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Weird News After seeing a FedEx worker walk 12 miles home for months, co-workers rally to buy her a car

05:40  05 november  2019
05:40  05 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Co - workers and strangers rallied to help her. GREENVILLE, S.C. – Darlene Quinn, 60, has been walking 12 miles home from work since her car broke down three months ago. Josh Lewis works with Quinn at FedEx . A few months ago, Lewis said he and his boss started seeing Quinn walking

A 60-year-old woman who spent the last three months walking 12 miles home from work each day got the surprise of a lifetime. Within just a week, it had earned enough to buy Quinn her new car . "I've seen this lady walking up and down the highway carrying a plastic grocery bag several times

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Darlene Quinn, 60, has been walking 12 miles home from work since her car broke down three months ago.  Now, thanks to thoughtful co-workers and dozens of strangers, she won't have to. 

Josh Lewis works with Quinn at FedEx. A few months ago, Lewis said he and his boss started seeing Quinn walking along busy roads.

Lewis said Quinn had someone who would take her to work, but she had to walk back home.

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About a month ago, Lewis and his boss began offering Quinn rides.

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Co - workers and strangers rallied to help her. GREENVILLE, S.C. – Darlene Quinn, 60, has been walking 12 miles home from work since her car broke down three months ago. Josh Lewis works with Quinn at FedEx . A few months ago, Lewis said he and his boss started seeing Quinn walking .

Co - workers and strangers rallied to help her. The fundraising page was posted Oct. 22. Within a week, about 100 people had raised enough to buy Quinn a car . GREENVILLE, S.C. – Darlene Quinn, 60, has been walking 12 miles home from work since her car broke down three months ago.

"We told her who we were and that we also worked at FedEx," Lewis said, "She must've felt safe enough to get in the car with us."

Lewis said it was on those rides that he and his boss began to learn more about Quinn's situation.

He said her car broke down three months ago and she couldn't afford to fix it, so she began walking. 

A couple of weeks ago, Lewis went to his boss and suggested they start a GoFundMe campaign to help Quinn get back in a car. The fundraising page was posted Oct. 22. Within a week, about 100 people had raised enough to buy Quinn a car. 

On Tuesday,  Lewis said, organizers worked with a local dealership to buy Quinn a car, then surprised her with it at work. 

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After seeing a FedEx worker walk 12 miles home for months , co - workers rally to buy her a car . GREENVILLE, S.C. – Darlene Quinn, 60, has been walking 12 miles home from work since her car broke down three months ago. Now, thanks to thoughtful co - workers and dozens of strangers

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“It was amazing," Lewis said. "She just started bawling crying and saying how she can’t believe that this is happening to her.”

Lewis said two locally owned businesses also reached out wanting to help Quinn. One of them is offering free oil changes, and the other is offering tire service as needed. Lewis said the businesses wished to remain anonymous. 

Quinn didn't want to speak about her story, but she gave Lewis permission to speak on her behalf.

Lewis said Quinn told him she just wished she could personally thank everyone who contributed. She even gave Lewis a card to share with donors. 

“I told her she’s just an inspiration," Lewis said. "I know I don’t think I would walk 12 miles just to go to work or to come home from work on a daily basis.”

This article originally appeared on The Greenville News: After seeing a FedEx worker walk 12 miles home for months, co-workers rally to buy her a car

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