The CEO of a black hair company surprised her daughters’ teacher with a brand new car after learning the woman took multiple buses to get to and from work every day.
Courtney Adeleye, the CEO and founder of The Mane Choice hair care products, said she had to step in and help when her husband told her that a teacher at their children’s school didn’t have reliable transportation.
Adeleye and her husband, who is a medical doctor, went out and bought the unnamed teacher a shiny, white new car and had it delivered to the school.
A teacher was surprised with a brand new car after her student’s parents learned she had to take multiple buses to get to work
Courtney Adeleye, the CEO of The Mane Choice, purchased the car for her daughters’ teacher and dropped it off at the school
The couple’s 11-year-old daughter filmed the touching moment Adeleye brought the teacher outside to see her car for the first time.
‘Are you serious?’ the teacher says, getting emotional. ‘You’re really serious? Oh my gosh!’
The teacher then breaks down in tears as she hugs Adeleye and her husband.
‘I cannot believe this! Y’all just don’t know,’ she cries, as she goes to check out the new car, which appears to be a Ford Focus.
The 2018 Ford Focus starts at nearly $18,000.
Adeleye said in the caption of the video that the teacher has never had a new car before.
‘She’s like legit the sweetest person you would ever want to meet!!!’ she wrote.
Adeleye’s 11-year-old daughter filmed the teacher’s emotional response to seeing the car for the first time
Adeleye is the founder and CEO of The Mane Choice, a hair care line for African American women
The beauty entrepreneur also said being able to help someone in their time of need is how she defines success.
‘When my husband tells me that the teacher who has been teaching my girls for the last few years has been catching multiple buses to get to and from work everyday in the hot sun and cold! He said we should give her something I said….say no more! When you ask me to define success….this is my response! (Give to those without expectations). All glory to GOD!’
Adeleye is known amongst her fans to lend a helping hand. The beauty guru and CEO started the Pay My Bill program where she offers to pay the bill of one of her followers.
According to a July Forbes profile on Adeleye, she’s paid a bill for more than 150 of her social media followers.
Adeleye first got her start as a YouTube personality documenting her healthy hair journey. As her following grew, she used her background in health and the medical field to create hair products for African American women. The Mane Choice grew to $25million in sales over the past four years, and the products are now sold in more than 20,000 stores nationwide.