Indianapolis man thankful for new bike to get to work after he has two stolen

Created: November 22, 2020 07:43 AM

(WTHR/NBC News ) —  An Indianapolis man is riding high thanks to the kindness of a group of Good Samaritans.

It is a simple green bike: two tires, a seat, and some handlebars. But to the man receiving it this week, 35-year-old John Wessel, this bike was a lifeline, a way for him to get to work every day to support his three kids.


“I gotta do what I gotta do for my family. That’s the only way I know," John says.

For John, that's meant biking more than two miles to work at the federal courthouse downtown where he’s a custodian. His work is contracted through Goodwill, who's actually John's employer.

“I like it here. People look out for you here," John says.

The Tech High School grad found that out last month after his bike was stolen.

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