Co-workers Surprise Hardworking 19-Year-Old With New Car for His Birthday

For the past two years, 19-year-old Noah Robinson has been living on his own.

He said he left his unstable home life behind and never looked back. He was determined to make a better life for himself.

Six months ago, Robinson started working at Glastender Inc., a family-owned business that makes bar and restaurant equipment, in Saginaw, Michigan. He didn’t have a car, but somehow he still managed to get to work on time every day.

Rain or shine, Robinson would hop on his bike and ride for six and a half miles to the office. Coworkers couldn’t help but appreciate the teen’s dedication.

So, on Robinson’s 19th birthday last week, they decided to surprise him with a new ride — a shiny red car complete with giant ribbon on the hood.

“I was out of words; I was crying,” Robinson told CBS affiliate WNEM. “I was happy.”

Dan McGrandy, an engineering technician at Glastender, helped lead the effort. He asked employees if they’d be willing to donate to the cause.

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SOURCE: CBS News, Jennifer Earl