Ready for your mid-Friday cry? Let's do this!!! Tia Benbow is a beloved employee at Firestone Complete Auto Care in Columbia, South Carolina, whose co-worker Eric DeAndre Amos describes her as a "very loyal employee" who is "hard working, and determined to make sales."
But Benbow, who commutes 40-minutes to work each day, recently had some health problems and subsequently, couldn't afford to get her car back from the shop. So she was forced to give her two-weeks notice on Monday, she told ABC.
Upon learning of her financial woes, the team's manager, Charlie Brown, organized for everyone to pool their money and they collectively raised $1,300 to help Benbow with her financial troubles, ABC reports. They had planned to surprise her at the end of the week, but when they heard she was putting in her two-weeks notice, they decided to surprise her earlier this week.