David Spade Donates $5000 To The Burger King Employee Who Received Just A Gift Bag At The End Of His 27-Year Service

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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Sources:

People

TMZ

Part of Featured Image Credits: Kevin Ford on Instagram

16 comments
  1. What a story!! Good insurance can be found at a lot of different employers. This man was committed and dedicated and from his employer gets a crap offer from leftovers around their offices. This business should be ashamed and should be boycotted. What a slap in the face. This man gave you 27 hard working prime years of his life and you give him crap. One movie ticket. Are you friggin kidding me? You employers are lower than a snakes belly. Give this man his due.

    1. I say he is lucky nowadays to get that after working for Frontier Communications for 25 years after getting sick and off on doctors leave I was fired. There is no loyalty to employees your just a replaceable body.

  2. I think this is a great story but it also shows that a lot of these companies don’t really care about their employees loyalty.
    Way to go David Spade
    A big congratulations to Kevin Ford for his dedication to his family and job, customer service jobs are not easy.

  3. Wow! Sir David Spade with a big heart ❤!
    Sharing your blessings is an act of God 🙏
    And by that, i now know the whole you …
    From: the Philippines with Love
    Cecille Suba

  4. Thank you for sharing the story of Kevin Ford its an inspiration to many to be positive in life no matter what it takes..

  5. Kevin Ford you are a great man. Unfortunately you, I and the rest of us are pawns to be used in the corporate world. Meanwhile their executives get their yearly bonuses and paid for holidays while good people like you do the hard yards. At the end of the day money is only a tool of life. Your wealth is in your loving family and friend around you. God Bless You!

  6. This story is very inspiring and heartfelt at the same time.. Burger King cooperate CEO should come out and show a Hugh appreciation to this man and also the manager who thought for a minute that this is all this man is worth after giving 27 years of service, should be ashamed of themselves.. and David Spade, you are a true patriot..

  7. That reminds me of working at muffler man # 9 for 28years what a slap in the face they gave me !

  8. Congrats on your 27 years. It’s a shame what companies think of their hard dedicated employees. Mr. David Spade you are wonderful generous person. God Bless you both and your families.

  9. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY A BEAUTIFUL THING… I PRAY HIS DONATIONS WILL MULTIPLY BY 100 FOES…. GOD IS BLESSING HIM … WHAT A GREAT PERSON, WHAT A GREAT FATHER/DAD AND WHAT A MIGHTY GOD TO BE PRAISE FOR OPENING UP MANY DOORS FOR THIS MAN… AMEN!!!

  10. As another fast food employee (different Farnchize) I would like to thank everyone that contributed to this man 27 year’s is fantastic and harder than most would believe way to go everyone!

  11. right on hard work pays off! I’m a strong believer in what you put out comes back to you and i bet this guy was super personable to be able to stay in that position for that long! all you lame employers out there take note!!! Canon i’m talking to you cheap bastards ! David Spade with the dte move good on you too bra!

  12. Alot of companies are like this. Even worse is the government office that I work for who doesnt acknowledge all the years many of us put into here. We dont get thank yous very often let alone a gift card for $20 for Christmas. Raises we dont get and most of us are frozen in pay. A person who has put in 30+ years only makes $52,000.00 a year and busts their butts all the time, going the extra mile and so underappreciated. It’s so depressing!!! Good insurance and days off are the only things that keep most here. Nothing for retirement let alone any anniversaries. It’s nice that David Spade did that but let’s really say…..Shame on cooperate companies that mistreat the little people that dedicate themselves to you.

  13. I agree with what Kevin said that it looks like they just grabbed some things that were laying around and put the gift bag together. Kevin, you deserved more than that ridiculous gift bag. Your girls are blessed to have you as a father.
    David Spade you are awesome. That was very generous of you to donate that amount.

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