David Wayne Spade, popularly known as David Spade, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, television host, and writer. In the 1990s, he appeared on Saturday Night Live and rose to fame. Later, he also began an acting career in film and television.
His notable projects include, Just shoot me, Grown-ups, Tommy boy, and Black sheep.
Recently, the American actor surprised the hardworking Burger King employee who used to work at BK at the Los Angeles Airport and received a gift bag at the end of his 27-year service.
Kevin Ford became viral on social media as his video started doing rounds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
In the video, he showed a bag of gifts he received from the company HMS Host, through which the fast-food chain hires its staff.
He opened the goodie bag, which contained a pack of Reese’s, a Starbucks cup, two pens, and a movie ticket.
Kevin said, “Wow, that’s a load of stuff,” and showed his gifts.
The 54-year-old was still grateful and thanked the chain for at least sending him ‘something.’
“I’m happy about anything; I’m thankful for anything I get. I’m not that type of person, believe me. I’ve been through a lot. He said.
“It’s a great company, you know, I’ve been there 27 years.
“But like most big corporations, they’ve kind of lost touch with their workers, and through covid and whatever, they started cutting out programs.”
“We used to get cheques for 20 years, and that’s what I thought that movie ticket was.” He continued. “I was like, ‘hey, they finally gave me my card,’ and then I saw it was not even two movie tickets – it was one.
“So I was like ‘this is just too much,’ and [it seemed] it was just stuff they had laying around that they put together.”
After his video went viral, Kevin’s daughter created a GoFundMe in his name to raise money so that he could celebrate his end-of-service.
“He originally began working at this job as a single father when he gain custody of me and my older sister 27 years ago. Then as our family grew and he remarried, he continue [sic] to work here because of the amazing health insurance that was provided through this employer because it was unionized,” Reported by People.
Ford’s daughter, Seryna, wrote on the fundraiser’s page, “Which got all four of his daughters through high school and college with full healthcare coverage.”
“My dad continues to work here, because though he does look young, he is coming up on retirement age and leaving would cost him his retirement,” she continued. “In no way are we asking for money or is he expecting any money but if anyone feels like blessing him he would love to visit his grandchildren.”
The GoFundMe has raised more than 55,000 dollars which is way more money than they expected.
According to TMZ, among many people who donated money was former SNL comedian David Spade, who generously contributed 5,000 dollars.
Spade also sent a message to Kevin on his Instagram and congratulated him for completing his service.
“Keep up the good work. 27 years.” He wrote.
When Ford received his message, he responded, “HOLY S— Dude!!! Cannot Believe This!!!”
“THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! For Even Watching the Video! I Love You My Brother!!! Much Love and God Bless…. I think [I] might be able to take a day off.”
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Part of Featured Image Credits: Kevin Ford on Instagram