• Employees give coworker surprise of a lifetime

    By: Brittney Donovan , WJAX - Jacksonville

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    RIVERSIDE, Fla. - A group of UF Health employees gave their coworker the surprise of a lifetime on Saturday.

    After learning their coworker was living at a hotel and taking the bus to work everyday, a group of four employees started giving him rides. But they didn't stop there.

    They secretly raised enough money to buy him his own truck.

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    Doctors, nurses, techs and people who didn't know him donated to the cause over the course of three months.

    Once they had enough money and purchased a truck, they invited him to a group lunch at a restaurant in Riverside. 

    He was handed a small box and broke down and cried once he found the keys inside.

    A GMC Canyon was waiting for him in the parking lot. 

    His coworkers said the man, known for working 12-hour days and never complaining, could not have been more surprised or grateful.

    A video of the reveal posted to YouTube shows the crowd smiling as he checked out his new truck.

    Thanks to four coworkers who saw a need and helped fill it, he can now get to and from work, and anywhere else he wants -- on his own.

     

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