School custodian freezes up when teacher hands him keys to dream car and says ‘it’s yours’

A school staff member who has always been helpful gets the helping hand he needs from the community that loves him.Chris Jackson, a custodian at Unity Grove Elementary school, has always been a positive energy at their school. He’s reliable and would never think twice to assist anyone in any way.But behind his big smiles and joyful attitude, Jackson conceals his struggles and the challenges he’s trying to overcome daily.Even transportation was a hard thing when he fell on hard times.A car would make it easier for him to go to work but he just couldn’t afford one.

“We had buses, transportation, but I was quicker than the bus. It would add an hour, hour 45. And I was only an hour from my job. So for me, there’s no stopping me,” Jackson said to 11Alive.And indeed, these hard times didn’t stop him from serving his community at Unity Grove.He shows up, does his job well, and makes sure that everything is in order. Even if there were days that were much more difficult, Jackson kept his head up.“But I didn’t quit. I didn’t run away. I just stay. I put my pride aside. I just come to work, smile, be me.” he said to the news outlet.

This attitude and his work ethic made him an invaluable member of the school and the students and faculty alike were impressed with his dedication.“There has never been a day where he has not come in with a smile on his face. The kids here adore him. They love Mr. Chris. And he just works so hard,” Special Ed Teacher Jodi Combs describes Jackson and his work to 11Alive.So when they learned about Jackson’s struggles, the school didn’t hesitate to pitch in and help.After all, what is a school if not a community? And a community always looks after one another.

“We heard that Chris had fallen on some hard times and we pulled together to help with his immediate needs,” she added.They may not be able to solve all of his problems, and we doubt Jackson would let them, but they knew a way where they can be impactful.They knew that his most immediate need was a car, and since Jackson already has some money to invest in one, the school decided to raise funds for the rest.Watch how staff members stun their school custodian with a surprise of a lifetime in the two videos below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

<iframe width=”696″ height=”418″ src=”″ title=”Teachers rally to help buy beloved custodian a car” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share” allowfullscreen></iframe>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *