Burger King cook who never missed work in 27 years buys first home after fundraising campaign
The Burger King cook who never missed a day of work for nearly 30 years has bought his first home with more than $400K raised from crowdfunding.
According to an article from the New York Post, Kevin Ford closed on his new home in Pahrump, Nevada, on December 13, paying $177,000 for the 846-square foot, 3 bed, 2 bath house.
He shared the news with his followers on social media.
“I wanted to show you something, something you made possible, you did for me, just a hardworking guy,” Ford said in a video posted to Instagram on December 29. “Now I know it needs some work, gonna cut off the haters already, I know it’s not a mansion but it’s mine.”
“I want to thank everyone all around the world for what you have done for me, something I never thought would be possible for me, homeownership,” Ford reportedly shared in the video while thanking the strangers who helped him save his life and have given a roof over his head.
“Now my kids and my grandkids have a place to come visit me, and I just want to thank everybody for being a part of this miracle and for everything you’ve done for me and continue to do for me every day,” he told the outlet.
“This is truly an American dream, it’s a Christmas miracle.”
Ford celebrated his 27th anniversary with Burger King back in 2022 and was gifted a backpack with a movie ticket, a Starbucks cup and a mix of candy and chocolate for never missing a single day of work in almost three decades.
A video of Ford opening his gifts took the internet by storm while his daughter crowdsourced to raise money for the grandfather to see his grandchildren.
Ford is still working with the same Burger King.