David Spade surprised a hardworking Burger King employee, who has not missed work in nearly three decades, with a $5,000 donation on Thursday. 

Just a few days after the fast food worker, named Kevin Ford, went viral for a video thanking the company for a goodie bag rewarding his loyalty, the 57-year-old comedian made a generous contribution to his GoFundMe.

Additionally, Spade sent Ford a sweet direct message via Instagram that read: ‘Keep up the good work. 27 years.’

Generous: David Spade surprised a hardworking Burger King employee, who has not missed work in nearly three decades, with a $5,000 donation on Thursday; seen in June 2020

In response, according to a screenshot of their exchange obtained by TMZ, Ford replied: ‘Holy s**t dude [three shocked face emojis].’

The Burger King employee also expressed he couldn’t ‘believe’ Spade’s kindness and was looking forward to using some of his paid time off. 

‘THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! For even watching the video! I love you my brother!!! Much love and God Bless… I think might be able to take a day off…’ he told Spade.

Sweet: Just a few days after the fast food worker, named Kevin Ford, went viral for a video thanking the company for a goodie bag for his loyalty, the 57-year-old comedian made a generous contribution to his GoFundMe

Sweet: Just a few days after the fast food worker, named Kevin Ford, went viral for a video thanking the company for a goodie bag for his loyalty, the 57-year-old comedian made a generous contribution to his GoFundMe

Top donor: In addition to Spade's donation, more than 1,400 people came together to raise $42,177 for the viral Burger King employee

Top donor: In addition to Spade’s donation, more than 1,400 people came together to raise $42,177 for the viral Burger King employee

Spade joked back that Ford should just ‘wait till year 30’ to take any time off.

‘D**n, are you one of my managers??? he replied. ‘Thank you again, Sir… Have a great day.’

Ford went viral earlier this week for posting a video praising Burger King for gifting him a single movie ticket, bag of Reese’s Pieces, a Starbucks cup, some Lifesavers, a lanyard, two pens, and a few keychains for his hard work at the company.

Raising eyebrows: Ford went viral earlier this week for posting a video praising Burger King for gifting him a single movie ticket, bag of Reese's Pieces, a Starbucks cup, some Lifesavers, a lanyard, two pens, and a few keychains for his hard work at the company

Raising eyebrows: Ford went viral earlier this week for posting a video praising Burger King for gifting him a single movie ticket, bag of Reese’s Pieces, a Starbucks cup, some Lifesavers, a lanyard, two pens, and a few keychains for his hard work at the company

In the footage, he graciously said that ‘loyalty pays off.’

Many Twitter users, however, were shocked that the company didn’t do more for him. 

‘This is all y’all could do for this man?’ one viewer tweeted, while another called Ford’s video ‘depressing’ and ’embarrassing’ for the brand.

Others suggested he deserved an entire franchise or an ‘all expense paid trip.’ 

Funny: Spade joked back that Ford should just 'wait till year 30' to take any time off; seen earlier this month

Funny: Spade joked back that Ford should just ‘wait till year 30’ to take any time off; seen earlier this month

Ford’s daughter, Seryna, created his GoFundMe account, which provided some information about her father, who she said began working at Burger King as ‘a single father when he gain custody’ and her ‘older sister 27 years ago.’

‘Then as our family grew and he remarried, he continue to work here because of the amazing health insurance,’ she wrote in a description. 

She concluded: ‘My dad continues to work here, because though he does look young, he is coming up on retirement age and leaving would cost him his retirement. In no way are we asking for money or is he expecting any money but if anyone feels like blessing him he would love to visit his grandchildren.’ 



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