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'Quiet' Dunkin' Donuts Employee's Big Secret Discovered

| by Sean Kelly
Kyle Bigler and Joanna GriffithsKyle Bigler and Joanna Griffiths

A New Hampshire man's story of incredible work ethic quickly went viral after a woman he served at Dunkin' Donuts discovered exactly what he did every day to make ends meet.

Joanna Griffiths took to Facebook July 6 to share the story of how she realized just what it took Kyle Bigler every single day to make a living. Below is the post in its entirety:

I felt the need to share this with all of you, and perhaps make this man go viral. Last week I got an iced coffee at Dunkin donuts around 7:30am, later on that day I saw the same man walking but was unable to pick him up or I would have been late for work myself. Little did I know, he was walking 8 1/2 miles to his second full time job at the Big Apple for his Graveyard shift. I stopped at the Big Apple on my way home from work around 10:45pm to see if he could use a lift home while I grabbed gas, but he politely declined stating he worked another 3+ hours closing. 

The moral of the story is this, if you are an able bodied person, there is a job out there for you. No matter what the job may be. This man walks 16 miles every day between both his jobs, making minimum wage at both. Minimum wage in New Hampshire is $7.25/hr. This man shows that if you are motivated, ambitious, and WILLING to work, it IS possible. 

Note: if he didn't work and collected state and federal aid, he would make MORE than both his jobs combined.

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Griffiths told KFOR that Bigler is someone she knew well from his job at Dunkin' Donuts.

“He ... knows my coffee, he knows everybody’s coffee. You just walk in and he's so personable and he's so kind,” she said. 

Bigler told the station that he simply does what he has to do so he can pay his bills and see his son.

“On Sundays and Mondays, I do 20 to 21-hour shifts straight,” he said. “There are jobs everywhere, you just have to look. I mean, if it’s a problem with someone not having a vehicle ... I walk eight miles.”

Sources: Joanna Griffiths/Facebook, KFOR / Photo credit: Mad World NewsJoanna Griffiths/Facebook

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