Kevin Ford, a Burger King employee, has become an internet sensation after it was revealed that he had been present at work every single day for nearly 30 years.
His tireless commitment has led to donations of more than £320,000.
The story of Kevin Ford's extraordinary accomplishment went viral in June last year when a video of him opening a gift bag after 27 years of service with the fast-food chain was shared online.
Kevin, who worked as a cook and cashier at Burger King in Las Vegas airport, received a small transparent bag containing various small gifts, including candies, a Starbucks cup, and a cinema ticket.
In an interview with TMZ, Kevin expressed gratitude for the gift but noted that it seemed like "superfluous objects," as if they were just things lying around that were gathered together.
He appreciated everything but felt that the company had lost touch with its employees, and the support programs had been reduced due to events like COVID.
A GoFundMe Campaign
Many shared Kevin's viewpoint, and shortly after the video was shared online, his daughter Seryna created a GoFundMe campaign, where donations quickly began to pour in.
On the GoFundMe page, Seryna explained why her father continued to work at the restaurant for so many years. He initially started working there as a single father, and even as the family grew, he continued to work there due to the excellent health insurance offered through union agreements.
Seryna emphasized that she was not asking for money or expecting donations in any way. However, she mentioned that if anyone wanted to "give a gift" by contributing an amount, the money would be used for her father to spend time with his grandchildren.
Since then, the contributions have reached an impressive £320,251.