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Burger King cook who hasn’t missed work in 27 years receives $400,000 in donations for retirement fund

Britt Jones

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Burger King cook who hasn’t missed work in 27 years receives $400,000 in donations for retirement fund

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Like death and taxes, for most of us working is inevitable. Yet, so is taking a few days off because of sickness or for whatever reason - that is unless you're this guy.

In an amazing show of employee dedication, a Burger King cook went viral last year after a video of him celebrating 27 years of working without missing a day circulated TikTok.

Kevin Ford, who works at the McCarran International Airport branch in Las Vegas recorded himself holding gifts from his employer, which included things like keychains, pens, a movie ticket and some sweets.

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This led to the worker to feel as though he wasn’t being celebrated for his service to the company.

After his video gained notable traction, commenters were quick to suggest that the gifts he had received were not enough and that he deserved something more.

This was when Ford’s daughter, Seryna decided to create a GoFundMe Page in a bid to raise money for her dad’s retirement and to show him the appreciation he deserves.

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The page stated: "He originally began working at this job as a single father when he gained custody of me and my older sister 27 years ago.”

Burger King repaid Ford with a movie ticket and sweets. Credit: GoFundMe / Seryna Ford
Burger King repaid Ford with a movie ticket and sweets. Credit: GoFundMe / Seryna Ford

"Then as our family grew and he remarried, he continued to work there because of the amazing health insurance that was provided through this employer because it was unionized.

"This got all four of his daughters through high school and college with full healthcare coverage.

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"My dad continues to work there, because though he does look young, he is coming up on retirement age and leaving would cost him his retirement.

"In no way are we asking for money or is he expecting any money but if anyone feels like blessing him he would love to visit his grandchildren."

The worker hadn't taken a day off work in 27 years. Credit: Unsplash / Ismail Hadine
The worker hadn't taken a day off work in 27 years. Credit: Unsplash / Ismail Hadine

After the page was up for a little while, she was able to update the donators to say that Ford was able to visit his grandchildren due to the amount raised.

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As of today (August 13), the GoFundMe page has raised $414,751 out of the $450,000 target which was increased after donations ‘shattered’ the first goal.

Hopefully, the employee will be able to celebrate as many days off as he wants to now that the public are giving money for his retirement.

UNILAD has reached out to Burger King for comment.

Topics: News, Burger King, US News, Good News, Money

Britt Jones
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