'There is a God': Teachers pull together to gift custodian a car

A metro Atlanta school custodian no longer has to walk to work, thanks to some generous faculty from his school. 

A viral video surfaced from Unity Grove Elementary School in Henry County of staff gifting a custodian, known as "Mr. Chris," a car in August. 

According to a Facebook post from the elementary school, two faculty members — Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Combs — collaborated to raise money to buy the car with about 76,000 miles on it for a little more than $1,500. 

Two people are seen leading "Mr. Chris" to the car and they put the keys in his hand. He seems shocked for a moment and freezes. 

He then holds his arms in the air and exclaims, "There is a God."

Herny county custodian car gift

A Henry County man, known by his collogues as "Mr. Chris," throws up his arms in amazement when Unity Grove Elementary collogues tell him they pitched in to buy him a new car. He no longer has to walk to work, the school says. (Photo courtesy of Unit (FOX 5 Atlanta)

After walking around the parking lot for a few seconds, he thanks his benefactors. 

"I never would have dreamt of something like this," he said. "This is mind-blowing to me."

The school said staff didn't know at the time that they happened to purchase his favorite type of car.

"Unity Grove is a special place, and we are so grateful for the people who are in our lives," the school's Facebook post says.

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