This father-of-six has just been gifted a free car after being spotted biking 16 miles for work each day.
Isaac Taylor works as a security guard by night and takes care of his children, ranging in age from three to 19, during the day.
When his family car was totaled in a wreck six months ago, he was committed to not letting it affect his or his children’s routines.
So, he cycled eight miles to work and eight miles back for his night shifts, and walked his children to school and back during the day.
When his community in Roseville, California noticed how hard he was working, all while remaining positive, they rallied around him.
Non-profit group Family Promise nominated the father-of-six for the NABC Recycled Rides Program and he won.
Taylor was gifted a pristine condition 2019 Hyundai Elantra.
Totally overwhelmed by the generosity, Taylor said he started “crying like a baby”.
“Tears of joy. Tears of feeling the pain of riding the bike back and forth. It all set in, what I went through to get where I am now,” he told CBS News.
Taylor, who was in and out of homelessness for years, said he was so appreciative of the free car that he would work to pay it forward.
“How could I feel like I deserve it? Knowing there are people that go through worse situations than I am in. How did I become so fortunate?” he said.
“It’s a great world we live in. Even though there are a lot of bad things that go on, there are some wonderful people.”
The car was donated by Travelers Insurance and totally refurbished by Caliber Collision Roseville, whose workers volunteered their time to restore the vehicle.