A Burger King employee showed off his 27-year-old birthday present and the internet was horrified

Twenty-seven years of service is a big deal no matter where you work, but a Burger King employee’s birthday present is going viral right now for all the wrong reasons.

Kevin Ford, 54, a cook and cashier at Burger King at the Las Vegas airport, recently showed off his 27-year-old work anniversary gifts in a video, and the clip absolutely blew up among angry Reddit users. .

The video shows Ford standing in the kitchen at work and going through his 27-year-old bag of goodies. The bag includes a Starbucks tumbler, Lifesavers candies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Mini Cups, pens and a movie ticket.

And that’s all.

The video also indicates that Ford never missed a day of work.

Netizens were outraged by the freebies and grilled Burger King for it online.

“This Burger King employee who received a bag of candy and a Starbucks cup for his 27 years of service NEVER MISSED A DAY OFF WORK shows these big companies don’t care,” tweeted @smiletinaa_.

“I believe one of the best traits to have is being very GREEDY. Constantly wanting more. Losers become complacent. I just watched a video on IG of an employee who has worked at Burger King for 27 years and he received a chocolate as a gift as a thank you for his services 27 YEARS!!” said @MrOverpaid.

“What about all the employees who worked for 27 years…and got candy and a pen,” tweeted @lovingmykira at Burger King.

Ford recently spoke to TMZ about the video and described Burger King’s recruiting company, HMS Host, as a “great” organization.

He also admitted that the gifts left him feeling a bit disappointed.

“I’m grateful for everything I get. I’m not that kind of person, believe me, I’ve been through a lot,” Ford told TMZ. “It was just stuff that they had dragged around, that they put together, but I was happy for that.”

A Burger King spokesperson told TMZ that the gift was a “peer-to-peer award in recognition of short-term positive performance/experience.”

Burger King also explained that the franchise owner has a “robust employee recognition program, which includes recognition of tenure milestones and monetary rewards.”

β€œThe Burger King brand and its many franchisees nationwide are committed to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of thousands of people in a wide range of roles – all dedicated to providing our customers with a world-class experience,” said added the spokesperson.

An outraged netizen decided to step in and try to get Ford a better gift through crowdfunding.

Sierra Nicole raised $2,000 in donations from her supporters to give to Ford as a gift. She then posted a video of their touching conversation on TikTok.

@sierranicoleofficial

He also takes all my business classes πŸ™ŒπŸΎ Kevin has such a good heart. It made my whole day

Ford’s daughter has also started a GoFundMe account to raise money so he can travel to visit family in Texas.

The account has raised $19,432 as of this writing.

A trip and $2,000 is definitely worth more than a bag of candy!

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