Every day, Johnnie Phillips, a father of three from Springfield, Illinois, walks over four hours just to get to and from the gas station where he works the night shift. Jim Copeland, a U.S. Post Office driver, is a regular at the gas station, and after Phillips shared the details of the trek he makes every day, decided to surprise him recently.
In a video uploaded to Twitter, Copeland presented Phillips with a bike to help him on his commute.
In the video, Phillips can be heard saying:
Phillips told News Channel 20 that he’s been homeless at several points in his life, and is just starting to pick himself up, so the help is greatly appreciated.
Phillips said that he hadn’t even spoken to Copeland all that much.
His 4-year-old son, Jace Kluge, said that despite the commute, his dad always makes time for him.