Man Raises $25,000 For 70-Year-Old Woman Who Worked at KFC

Not only is KFC finger-licking good, but so are the customers and employees!

When Jason Schweitzer was just 5 years old he met and formed a special bond with KFC employee, Emelia.

"From being a young boy and hanging out with my mom at the walk-in location at Broadview and Gerrard in Chinatown. When you grow up, and you recognize a face, it becomes a part of your mind-space. I would always ask my mom 'Is that funny lady there?' Emilia would always hook me up with some French fries. She was always very kind and she was very funny" said Schweitzer

According to Good News Network Schweitzer recently witnessed a rude customer yelling at Emilia. It upset him to think about everything she has to go through, especially during a pandemic. Not long after that incident he came up with a game plan to honor the woman who 'd been serving up her own patented brand of personalized customer service to the community for nearly 50 years.

Schweitzer started a GoFundMe to ensure that 70-year-old Emilia would have transportation, PPE, rent money, and other necessities as well as a financial cushion for her future. He wanted Emilia to continue to be an amazing person. In a matter of days, donations totaling more than $25,000 had flooded in and were on target to reach the campaign's $30,000 goal.

"The kindness from all you hearts with the donations received, just shows how as a community, city, country we can all make a difference. Small or big, continue to be the energy." Schweitzer gratefully said.

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