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Couple Hears About Man Who Walked 33 Miles To Work, They Give Him A Car

A man in Prineville, Oregon, was forced to walk a long way to earn a paycheck for the family.

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

But sadly, he couldn’t find one and no one stopped to offer him a ride during his 6+ hour journey.

“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.

Following the release of the story of Eric Akers, the emails started pouring into the daily news, from people who wanted to give him Akers a hand.

Chris Arsenault said he was on a tractor when the story came across his phone, and he thought about his 25-year-old Honda they no longer needed.

Arsenault and his wife told the paper they felt were inspired to help and asked for help in contacting Akers.

“We decided we have more cars than we need, so we wanted to give him this little Honda,” Arsenault said.

“I bought this car from my uncle. My aunt bought it brand new in ’97,” Chris told Eric when we introduced them to each other. “It’s a clean little car. My wife and I want to give you that car.”

They invited Akers out to their farm where they broke the news of their decision.

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“We decided we have more cars than we need, so we wanted to give him this little Honda,” Chris said.

“I feel really blessed. Thank you.” Eric said.

“I think, especially in today’s time, we need to help people. We need to help our neighbors,” Chris said. “It’s a rough time. People are divided and so I wanted to help him.”

“The kindness and generosity of the community has been overwhelming,” he 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.”

Watch the video below.

On his first drive, Eric said the car handles and sounds good.

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