Act of kindness makes Papa John’s worker cry after he went out of his way for a stranger days before
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – Rachel Beck found herself in Papa Johns parking lot with a low air pressure tire on Sunday. She thought everything would be fine to get home, but Bob Mcgee thought differently.
Bob works at Papa Johns in Farragut and while he wasn’t on the clock noticed Rachel’s tire, and ten minutes later he came back with an air pump. He went out of his way to help a stranger. “I didn’t want her to hit the road and something happen to her,” he says.
Rachel was so grateful for this kind gesture that she posted this story on the Next Door app which received hundreds of interactions. In the past five days, she has collected money from the community, as well as gifts. Rachel surprised Bob at work on Friday with a card full of $ 860 in cash and a box of goodies. The seven-year Papa Johns employee retires at the end of May and Rachel hopes the money will give her a nice start to her retirement.
When WVLT’s Sam Luther spoke with Bob, he was teary eyed as he answered questions about the gifts. “It really means a lot that people are kind enough to take the time to let someone know that they are appreciated,” he said.
Rachel says she hopes people try to be kinder to each other when they hear this story, adding that you never know what someone is going through.
McGee told WVLT News he plans to spend time at home with his two children and family after he retires.
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