When you think of people with lots of money, you often get the image of a stingy, greedy businessman. But for Courtney Adeleye, the CEO and founder of The Mane Choice hair products, success is defined by the ability to help others in need.
This summer, Adeleye got the chance to help someone when she heard distressing news about her daughter’s teacher.
Her husband told her the teacher couldn’t afford a vehicle. In order to get to school, she had been catching multiple busses, adding hours onto her commute. To Adeleye, this was unacceptable.
Hearing the story, Adeleye immediately went out and bought the teacher a brand-new Ford Focus—even paying it off in full.
It took her a while to pick the perfect ride, but she eventually settled on a white model which reportedly starts selling at nearly $18,000.
After wrapping the vehicle in a bright blue bow, Adeleye was ready for the reveal.
She hoped it would go well and that the teacher wouldn’t consider the gift an act of charity. She had done it out of the kindness of her heart, and she hoped it would be appreciated.
When it was time to surprise the teacher with her gift, Adeleye’s daughter recorded the event.
Later, Adeleye posted it on Facebook where it immediately went viral.
As the caption, the CEO wrote:
“When my husband tells me that the teacher who has been teaching my girls for the last few years has been catching multiple buses to get to and from work every day in the hot sun and cold!”
“He said we should give her something. I said… Say no more!”
When the teacher sees the car in the parking lot, she immediately breaks down.
In one split second, Adeleye has completely transformed her life. “No more sitting in the cold, no more riding the bus, no more waiting for somebody to come pick me up,” the teacher exclaimed through her tears.
As mentioned, Adeleye paid for the car in full, meaning the teacher won’t have to figure out car payments on her already stretched budget. The CEO ends the post by writing:
“When you ask me to define success… This is my response!”
As a CEO and public figure, Adeleye is known for her generosity and kindness.
She even created the ‘Pay My Bill’ program, where every month she offers to pay a bill for one of her lucky followers. According to a profile by Forbes, she’s already paid for more than 150 people.
Since being uploaded online, Adeleye’s selfless surprise has been viewed thousands of times.
“Could not hold back tears. It’s truly a blessing! She’s blessed and the family that bought the car for her are truly angels in disguise!”
“It is difficult to believe anyone cares enough to share with someone in need like this!! … This couple is amazing, caring and full of God’s goodness.”
“May God continue to bless this sweetheart of a wonderful business owner! God’s hand is on this beautiful lady.”
See the teacher’s reaction below!
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