Texas couple surprises waitress who walks to work with car: 'I still feel like I'm dreaming'

Posted: 1:36 PM, Dec 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-01 13:38:12-05

Adrianna Edwards walked 14 miles everyday to get to and from the Denny's diner where she waits tables in Galveston, Texas. She was saving up money to buy a car.

"I have bills to pay," Edwards told Houston ABC station KTRK . "You've got to do what you've got to do."

That all changed on Tuesday when she was serving breakfast to two strangers .

The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, told KTRK they learned about Edward's five-hour commute to work. After breakfast, they went to a car dealership and purchased a 2011 Nissan Sentra. Hours later, they went back to the Denny's to surprise Edwards with the car.

"I gave her a note that said, I know it's Thanksgiving , but I said Merry Christmas and that, hopefully, someday she'll just pay it forward," the woman who bought the car told KTRK.

Now, Edward's commute is just a half-hour.

"I still feel like I'm dreaming. Every two hours, I come look out my window and see if there's still a car there," she told KTRK. "When I see somebody in need, I'll probably be more likely to help them out, to do everything that I can to help them out."