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A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day -- until his co-workers found out

Trenton Lewis' workers took up a collection to buy their determined colleague a car.

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.

Rallying behind a colleague

Trenton Lewis with his daughter Karmen.

When Lewis began working at the UPS facility, he had no means of getting to and from work.

"I was banking on my feet," he said.

So every morning, he walked, and kept most of his colleagues in the dark about his pre-dawn journey.

But every large workforce has that one "queen

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