KFC gifts new car to employee who walks 6 miles a day for job

KFC is really trying to drive home the point that it appreciates its employees.

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Oregon KFC employee Crystal Lachance said she was shocked when her boss announced she had secretly nominated Lachance for the “Kentucky Fried Wishes” award, with a grand prize of a brand new car — and she won.

“This made my day," she added. "I have been struggling a lot this year but haven't [given] up and have been working very hard, I finally went in and got my permit and have been trying to save up to buy a car."<br>

“This made my day," she added. "I have been struggling a lot this year but haven't [given] up and have been working very hard, I finally went in and got my permit and have been trying to save up to buy a car."<br> (Crystal Lachance)

“I went to work this morning and got surprised with a brand new car," Lachance shared on Facebook. "Apparently my boss Miranda entered me in a drawing a few months ago and I won this brand new car."

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“This made my day," she added. "I have been struggling a lot this year but haven't [given] up and have been working very hard, I finally went in and got my permit and have been trying to save up to buy a car."

Lachance, a single mom to her 8-year-old son, had been working at the KFC in Salem for a year, and walking 3 miles each way to get to the fast-food restaurant. Her dedication to the position is what inspired her boss to put Lachance up for the special award, which honors employees who go above and beyond at work.

“Despite having fallen on hard times recently, Crystal continues to be very outgoing and willing to help others when needed,” said a KFC spokesperson.

“Despite having fallen on hard times recently, Crystal continues to be very outgoing and willing to help others when needed,” said a KFC spokesperson. (iStock)

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In addition to saving Lachance a daily two-hour commute, KFC also will reportedly pay for six months of car insurance.

Oregon KFC employee Crystal Lachance said she was shocked when her boss announced she had secretly nominated Lachance for the “Kentucky Fried Wishes” award, with a grand prize of a brand new car — and she won.<br>

Oregon KFC employee Crystal Lachance said she was shocked when her boss announced she had secretly nominated Lachance for the “Kentucky Fried Wishes” award, with a grand prize of a brand new car — and she won.<br> (Crystal Lachance)

“Despite having fallen on hard times recently, Crystal continues to be very outgoing and willing to help others when needed,” a KFC spokesperson told Fox 4.