Coworkers buy car for woman forced to walk 19kms a day

Coworkers of a woman left walking 19 kilometres home from work after her car broke down have helped buy her a new vehicle.

Josh Lewis and his boss noticed 60-year-old Darlene Quinn on foot several times as they drove home from FedEx near Greer, South Carolina, Lewis said.

They began offering Ms Quinn rides, and she told them her car broke down three months ago and she couldn't afford to fix it, Lewis told The Greenville News.

Darlene Quinn is pictured posing in front of her new car. Source: Facebook

Quinn told them she had someone to drive her to work, but that she had to walk home.

Lewis created a GoFundMe page and 100 coworkers and strangers donated enough to buy Quinn a car. More than $A12,000 was raised overall.

They gave the car to Quinn last month and Lewis videotaped it so all of the people who donated could watch.

"We're going to give you that car because we love you and you're awesome," Lewis tells Quinn in the video.

"You're going to make me cry," the visibly emotional Quinn responds.

Ms Quinn became emotional after her coworkers revealed they had helped fundraise to buy her a new car. Source: Facebook

Lewis told the publication the moment was “amazing”.

"She just started bawling crying and saying how she can’t believe that this is happening to her.”

Quinn told the newspaper she didn't want to talk publicly about the gift, but she said Lewis could speak on her behalf.

Lewis said Quinn asked him personally to thank all of the generous donors.

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