15 dollars in gifts to reward 27 years of seniority... Kevin Ford, an employee of the Burger King fast-food chain, was hired in 1995 as a cashier at the Las Vegas airport restaurant.
A model employee, he received a gift bag from his employer to reward him, which he displayed with pride and gratitude on his Instagram account.
But the contents of the cover, supposed to reward nearly 30 years of good and loyal service, scandalized Internet users.
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A reusable plastic cup, a movie ticket, chocolates or even two pens are obviously enough to make the employee happy, who does not hesitate to show his gratitude for this attention.
But the publication of this video caused an uproar on the web, with Internet users not hesitating to point the finger at the fast food company: “
They really only gave him one cinema ticket??
“Laments a user on TikTok.
He is so humble and kind.
It annoys me so much.
He deserves so much more
,” wrote another on Reddit.
An online kitty to the rescue
It was then the employee's daughter who decided to take the lead by launching a kitty for her father.
My name is Syrina.
The man in this video is my father.
He has worked for 27 years and has never missed a single day of work
", writes the young girl, before adding: "
He started working in this position as a single father when he obtained custody of my older sister and I 27 years ago.
He continues to work here, because even though he looks young, he is approaching retirement age and leaving would cost him his retirement.
In no case do we ask for money and he doesn't expect any either, but if anyone wants to bless him, he would like to visit his grandchildren
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Faced with the excitement aroused by the story of Kevin Ford, Internet users are mobilizing and more than 6,000 donations are listed on the online kitty, for 200,000 dollars collected in one week.
This Wednesday, it even reached 237,000 dollars.
I've been crying for about two days now.
I just go to work and try to have fun, laugh and make other people's day enjoyable.
It's like I've been in a dream for almost two days now.
It's so beautiful and awesome.
It really is
, ”proclaimed Kevin Ford to Today.
Burger King, for its part, welcomed the cause, without contributing to the kitty.