Wow! HS Grad Seen Walking from Graduation Alone Receives Car & Donations
This is one of the things that makes the internet great sometimes.
For the past school year, Corey Patrick has gotten up at 4:30 a.m. each morning to catch a local bus to get to Tarrant High School, in Alabama, on time.
Earlier this month, he began the journey from his Birmingham home as usual — but this time, in his graduation gown. A bus driver took a pair of photos of Patrick as he rushed to make his way to the bus stop that morning, clad in a blue graduation gown.
The pictures quickly went viral, amassing more than 40,000 shares on Facebook. They even caught the attention of comedian Rickey Smiley, host of his self-titled, Georgia-based radio show. On Friday, Smiley gave the teen a car at the 95.7 JAMZ studio. The viral photos have changed Patrick’s life in more ways than one. Along with the vehicle, a GoFundMe page was created for the teen & has raised more than $17,000. -(Persist, WorldStarHipHop)