VIDEO: Rickey Smiley gifts determined Tarrant HS grad a car at 95.7 Jamz Studio

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — When MAX bus driver DeJuanna Beasely posted photos of Corey Patrick, a graduating senior from Tarrant High School, on his way to the bus stop in his graduation gown, she could not have imagined the ways in which his life would be changed by the outpouring of community support. 

Beasely’s post went viral early this week, reaching people all across the country, including comedian and Birmingham native Rickey Smiley. 

Smiley was so moved by the post that he surprised the motivated teen with a vehicle at the 95.7 Jamz studio Friday morning. 

Patrick has since received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University. 

Watch the video above to see Patrick receive his new vehicle!

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