Custodian in tears following school's heartwarming gesture

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A Tennessee elementary school came together to raise money for a struggling custodian who had walked miles to get to work, WMC reports. Parents and staff at Farmington Elementary in Germantown asked Robert Reed, the custodian, to meet them in the school’s library. Reed was reportedly about to talk about his responsibilities when Elizabeth Malone, a teacher, surprised him with an announcement. “We started a GoFundMe for you 21 hours ago and we’ve raised $7000 for you to buy a new truck,” she told Reed. Upon receiving the news, Reed immediately dropped to his knees and started crying, according to the station. The custodian had previously spent hours trekking to work, the station notes. Though the Farmington staff initially set a $10,000 benchmark for the GoFundMe, the campaign has raised well over its target. Donors have poured in nearly $50,000 to help Reed get a new truck

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