When someone snapped a photo of Corey Patrick walking to the bus stop in Birmingham, Alabama wearing his cap and gown, it went viral. The 19-year-old’s family doesn’t own a car, but he hasn’t let that stop him from getting to school every day or getting to his graduation using public transportation.
Every morning for the last year, Corey has been waking up at 4:30 in the morning to catch the bus the 10 miles to school, which takes about 90 minutes. And when the photo of the teen catching the bus dressed for graduation went viral, people wanted to help this kid get a car.
Local radio host Rickey Smiley was one of them. He and his celebrity friends Tyrese, Mike Epps, and Da Brat gave Corey a brand new SUV to celebrate his graduation and his determination to get there. “I had to do what was necessary for me to walk this year,” he says.
Source: Daily Mail