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Walmart Cashier Gets Free Car After Walking 6 Miles to Work for 3 Years

Anita Singleton, a 52-year-old woman from Slidell, Louisiana, works as a cashier at a local Walmart. She loves her job so much that, for the past three years, she walked to work at least once a week.
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And the distance was nothing to scoff at: Singleton walked six miles to work when she couldn’t get a ride with friends or hitch one along the road. Then, a few days ago, Slidell Police Officer Bradley Peck, pulled over next to her to ask her if she was alright – and the rest is history.

Peck says he was concerned that Singleton would get run over by walking on the side of the road in dark clothes, so he stopped to see if she needed help. She told him that she was walking to work because she had no one to take her there that day, so he offered to take her instead.

Their encounter, which is now the official start of their friendship, is detailed in the WWL video report available at the bottom of the page. Singleton says she does what she has to do to earn some money and do her job, and Peck expresses his respect and admiration for her. She didn’t complain of a single thing the entire ride, he adds in awe.

However, that’s not the end of it. The story went viral and, in addition to (probably unwanted) fame, Singleton also got a brand new car, Advocate reports. Matt Bowers owns a Chevrolet car dealership and, once he heard about Singleton’s troubles, offered to help her out. He used social media to track her down, moved by her dedication.

“If someone can track this lady down I will give her something to drive,” he said. And he kept his promise: he went and picked Singleton up from Walmart at the end of her shift and took her to his dealership. There, he gave her the option of choosing between two cars: a white Chevrolet Captiva and a red Chevy Traverse. She chose the former.

To further brighten the woman’s day, Bowers also promised to pay for everything for her (taxes, registration bills, insurance), as long as she’s the legal owner of the car.





 
 
 
 
 

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