Strangers surprise Texas waitress with new car

GALVESTON, Tx. – Adriana Edwards spends a lot of her time walking around Galveston.

Nearly each day, she travels 14 miles.

Over the past few weeks, she’s lost 25 pounds -- but she’s not doing it to lose weight.

Edwards spends hours by foot to get to work.

“You’ve got to do what you got to do,” said Edwards.

But the long walks are about to end, thanks to a couple who sat in her section.

“She wanted more ice cream, so I got her some extra ice cream,” said Edwards.

Hours after leaving, the woman returned not looking for ice cream, but offering Edwards a car.

It was no prank.

“This morning, the first thing I did was look out my window to see if it’s actually there, or if I dreamed it,” said Edwards.

Edwards is about to have a lot more time on her hands. Walking to and from work would take her about 4.5 hours. With a vehicle, she can drive back and forth in about 30 minutes.

The couple, who wants to stay anonymous, heard about Edwards’ work commute.

“She teared up, which made me happy, that she was so moved by that,” said the woman who gifted Edwards the car with her husband.

But they did make one request.

“I gave her a note that said, ‘I know it’s thanksgiving,’ but I said, ‘Merry Christmas,’ and that hopefully someday she’ll just pay it forward.”

“I just hope that one day when I’m financially stable enough I can help somebody else in need," said Edwards. “It smells like a new car. It is a new car for me at least. I can now go to college sooner than anticipated."

A Thanksgiving miracle this Galveston waitress will never forget.