CONYERS, Ga. - He survived not just one, but two hurricanes. Now 17-year-old Michael Millin is starting over in Georgia, with his new boss backing him all the way.
In fact, Kali Thomas surprised his young employee with a new car, similar to the one Millin and his mom lost when Hurricane Irma hit their home in St. John.
"This all started with a phone call from one of my store managers telling me that her employee was in need," Thomas posted on his Facebook page.
Thomas manages around 200 employees at local Taco Bell restaurants in the metro Atlanta area, including the Conyers location where Millin works. When he learned about Millin's situation he surprised him with a shopping trip, also helping the family with a month's rent.
Thomas posted his intention to help his "work son," on Facebook, setting up a GoFundMe account to give them a "boost on their journey back to a normal, stable life."
"They were living a nice life in the islands and Mother Nature took that away," Thomas said. "To be in a situation where she’s working a part-time job, he’s working a part-time job, no one could predict that."
Thomas also gifted the mom and son with new phones and is currently working on finding permanent housing for the pair.