Exhausted and forced to work in a supermarket at 81, this woman triggers an incredible surge of solidarity


Author: Clark Tos
2022-11-25 13:01:01

In the United States, a 19-year-old TikTokeur raised a huge sum of money so that an 81-year-old supermarket worker could pay off her mortgage and finally retire.

Devan Bonagura is a TikToker American with a big heart: he collected more than 100,000 dollars to help an octogenarian who had to continue working to pay her mortgage.

A wave of solidarity that warms the heart

It all started in early November when the young man, originally from New Jersey ( United States ), shared a video of Nola Carpenter, an 81-year-old Walmart employee.

In the images, we see the old lady - who seems exhausted - sitting in the supermarket's rest room during her break: ' Life shouldn't be so hard commented Devan Bonagura.

Photo credit: TikTok

The heartbreaking clip has been viewed more than 30 million times since it was posted on November 2. The reactions of Internet users have led the TikTokeur to set up a jackpot online to raise funds for Nola.

In another video, Devan Bonagura clarified that he worked for a vendor that sells in-store phones. The latter revealed that the store manager had asked him to delete his content and the kitty, because the channel had received threats.

The TikTokeur raises more than 181,000 dollars for the octogenarian

Without real surprise, the young employee made the choice to continue his good deed. Result: he was suspended by his employer, but this injustice was worth it. The reason ? He collected more than 100,000 dollars (about 96,000 euros) in just 24 hours.

Unfortunately, this sum did not allow the octogenarian to pay his mortgage and retire. Finally, the kitty reached 186,000 dollars (178,528 euros) a few days later.

Photo credit: Instagram

Photo credit: Instagram

In a video, Nola expressed her gratitude before thanking the donors: “ I feel good, and I'm grateful to Devan for what he did, otherwise none of this would have been possible “, she said. ' I worked at Walmart for 20 years to pay for my house ».

She will retire in January 2023.

Source : Daily Mail