70-year-old Taco Bell worker gets $6,000 gift from Facebook fans

David Matthews, New York Daily News

A 70-year-old Taco Bell employee received more than $6,000 dollars after a Facebook group raised money for its favorite drive-thru window worker.

According to WABC, Joe Deciccio has worked at a South Daytona Taco Bell for the past 20 years and recently won a fan appreciation contest on Facebook. However, his stans started donating money to boost the initial $50 prize.

After the final numbers were tallied, a lot more than $50 had been donated.

“Taco Bell Joe” was recently surprised at work with a check (with the memo “token of appreciation”) for the updated amount: $6,095.

“It’s my customers that I owe this too. They bring out the best in me. It’s them. I couldn’t do it without your help,” Deciccio said. “And I’m going to do my best to live up to it. And spark a light, a little candle in every heart of every person that I meet.”