The parents of two school-aged children surprised an Alabama teacher with a new car after noticing that she took multiple buses to school, according to a video released Friday.
The video shows the teacher breaking down in tears as mother Courtney Adeleye hands her the keys to a brand new Ford Focus with a giant blue ribbon on its hood.
Adeleye, who is the CEO and founder of a multi-million-dollar hair care products company called The Mane Choice, is known on social media for her grand acts of generosity, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Her husband told Adeleye in July that their daughter’s teacher did not have reliable transportation to get to and from her teaching job every day.
“When my husband tells me that the teacher who has been teaching my girls for the last few years has been catching multiple buses to get to and from work every day in the hot sun and cold! He said we should give her something I said….say no more!” Adeleye wrote in an Instagram post.
The Instagram-famous Good Samaritan told Forbes in a July interview that she shared her generosity with many others through her “Pay It Forward” campaign, where she paid a bill for a different Instagram follower every week.
The teacher repeatedly thanked Adeleye for her generosity and explained how grateful she was to have reliable transportation.
“No more sitting in the cold, no more riding the bus, no more waiting on somebody to come and pick me up,” the teacher said in a video posted to Adeleye’s Instagram.
“She said it felt good DRIVING to school!” Adeleye wrote in the post’s caption. “[A]nd for those who asked….NO she doesn’t have a car payment.”