(CNN)Trenton Lewis' legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months.
He didn't tell anyone. He's never been one for excuses -- especially when it comes to providing for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen.
"My pride is strong," he told CNN. "Whatever she needs, I'm the person who is supposed to provide it for her."
But his co-workers at a UPS facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, found out. And last week, they decided to make things right.
They asked Lewis to come to a brief union meeting.
When he showed up, his stoic face gave way to disbelief and then a grateful smile as his coworkers handed him keys to a new car.
"I was emotionally moved. My heart just fell," the young worker recalled.