Graduating senior Corey Patrick went from unknown teen to viral sensation after a MAX bus driver DeJuanna Beasely posted photos of the Tarrant High School student on his way to the bus stop in his graduation gown.
Now, Corey’s life is being changed in major way, thanks to Rickey Smiley.
Rickey Smiley became inspired by Corey Patrick. In order to attend school, Corey had to wake up every day at 4 am to take the long bus ride, and Rickey accurately described this awesome young man as the “definition of determination.”
After Corey’s story went viral, Smiley announced on his radio show that he and other celebrities would pitch in to surprise the teen with a new car.
On Friday morning, Smiley made good on his promise and presented Corey with a new Jeep at the 95.7 Jamz studio.
Local news station WIAT was prepared with cameras rolling for the big surprise.
In addition to receiving the new car, Corey has also received a full scholarship to Jacksonville University, reported WIAT.
Smiley took to IG to share that Corey Patrick is TRULY an inspiration & we couldn’t agree more!!!!
Congrats Corey & best of luck in everything!