Adrianna Edwards works at a Denny's restaurant in Galveston, Texas. Each day, she walks over four hours to and from work -- seven miles each way. Why? "I have bills to pay. You've got to do what you've got to do." But last month a couple she served at the restaurant learned how far she walks to work. A few hours after eating, the returned to the restaurant and gave her a tip, a 2011 Nissan Sentra.
Now her commute only takes 30 minutes, and she can begin college sooner than expected. "I still feel like I'm dreaming" she said. "Every two hours I come to look out the window and see if the car is still there."