Samson Adams, a waiter at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, used to endure a 3-hour bike ride in the scorching sun to get to work. The Livingston County resident rode about 30 miles from his community to the restaurant every day.
He disclosed that he has been working to support his family despite living very far from the restaurant where he works. The only way he could get there was by bike, however, he recently received a car as a gift from his community.
Samson told WRAL, “I had no choice but to use a manual bike, and then that went out, and then God came and blessed me with all this.
His dreary situation improved when his community stepped up to raise his standard of living after learning about his fatigue at work and his ongoing struggles, through Texas Roadhouse community ambassador, Joelle Long, and her husband.
“I started picking him up. We started talking,” Long said. “The more I talked to him, the more I got to know him, the more I loved him. The more I felt like this guy really deserves someone to give him a little bit of help.”
Long shared Samson’s story on Facebook, and instantly received a good number of responses. His coworkers at Texas Roadhouse and everyone else in the area gave their support; which was quite a surprise to the server.
“I thought I was in trouble … I forgot to do something or maybe I shouldn’t have ate that piece of bread on camera,” Adams said. “You know, something simple like that. And she was like no, you’re not in trouble, I got news for you. We got you a car. Just basically I didn’t know what to think.”
The car is a huge blessing, according to Adams. It now takes him 30 minutes to drive to work instead of three hours.
“Thank you very much, Paducah. Come and see me at Texas Roadhouse. My name is Samson. I’ll be the best server I can be,” he said.
Samson will use the remaining money from GoFundMe to get some gas, and motor insurance.