I am Kevin Ford, the viral Burger King employee. I never missed a single day at my work for 27 years. I never felt low on presenting my work. As an appreciation of my 27 years of loyalty towards my job and company, one of my managers awarded me with a bag containing something in it. My happiness had no limit. I really wanted to appreciate it. So, I made a short video to acknowledge what I got.
I was happy and blessed with what I received from my company. I posted a video on twitter which went viral. But the viewers were not happy for what little I got for the 27 years. One even said on twitter, "after 27 years of working that’s all he got…" Among those unhappy people, my daughter Seryna Ford was one. She started a campaign "gofundme" due to which the whirlwind of love started pouring in. Thousands of people from the world showed their gratitude by donating on this campaign and it they are still donating.
I was trending in internet. The video had 2 million shares. Giant Media Company like NBC and many others were inviting me for interview. I interviewed on the show called ‘Today Morning Show’. They surprised me by inviting my daughter and her kids. I could not hold my tears on my eyes because I was emotional during that moment. It was really a big surprise for me.
Something more interesting happened in my life. The Chief Gratitude Officer of Gratitude Power LLC, Mr. Abhit Pyakurel contacted me. Gratitude Power LLC is a New York based company which is dedicated to shine the light on gratitude. Beyond my wildest dreams, the company awarded me as their ‘Gratitude Ambassador’ and offered me a free trip to Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world, situated in Nepal.
It was certainly the best offer I had ever received in my entire life. My excitement reached extreme heights. Now, I had received the two-way flight tickets to Kathmandu, Nepal where I am arriving to Kathmandu on 9/19/2022 to celebrate the ‘Gratitude Contest 2022’ by flying to Mount Everest in helicopter on 9/21/2022 which is also the World Gratitude Day.
I had never even dreamt of anything like this. It's being my lived reality. I am really excited to fly over Mount Everest. After going through all this, I undoubtedly can announce loud and clear that genuine gratitude has immense power. It can literally take you to the top of the world. If you don’t believe it, then just look at my life story!!!