She had only worked at the restaurant for five months, yet her co-workers had become like a “second family” for this 17-year-old.
And, when Haley Bridges won a new car in the Christmas raffle organized for Appleton, Wisconsin Chick-fil-A employees, she knew just what she would do.
She gave away the car to her new ‘sister,’ who had been cycling to work in frigid Wisconsin weather.
Yup. 19-year-old Hokule’a Taniguchi, from Honolulu, was commuting to the Grand Chute restaurant using only two wheels.
“I was biking here every morning, so it was a little rough,” the 19-year-old told
WLUK News. “Because I’m from Hawaii, I was like, ‘It’s kinda cold!’”
At the Christmas party, when the name of the winner was plucked out of the bag, and Taniguchi heard, ‘Haley Bridges,’ she knew what was going to happen.
Haley had vowed to hand over the car if she won.
“I really just started crying, because I was so happy,” said Taniguchi. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! I can’t believe this is real!’”
“Now I can go grocery shopping,” Taniguchi beamed. She can also leave five minutes before her shift starts, instead of spending two hours pedaling.