Watch This Contact Tracer’s Heartfelt Reaction After Winning a Tesla


“I have never won anything like this in my life.”

Kendy Valbrun, who works as a contact tracer in Massachusetts, won a Tesla in a corporate giveaway last week. Valbrun works for Healthcare IT Leaders and his heartwarming reaction was captured by his colleagues.

“I’ve never won anything like this in my life,” Valbrun said in tears, as his fiancée and fellow contact tracer Amber beamed over his shoulder.

His shocked smile at the news was followed by the realization that he will have to find an outlet to recharge his new wheels.

“He (Valbrun) and others are trying to win a Tesla for referring the most new employees to our company,” the video caption read. “Kendy does a LOT of references.”

Valbrun’s responsibilities as a contact tracer include speaking to people infected with COVID-19 and their close contacts to give them health and safety information. His original reason for joining the company is just as genuine as his reaction.

“My mother, who is 68, was in and out of hospital with COVID. Then, in January 2021, she went into cardiac arrest. But, thank God, we still have it with us today. She’s the reason I wanted to do this, so I can reach as many people as possible to give them the information they need,” Valbrun said.

Massachusetts reported 14,647 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,389,830. The seven-day positivity average was 16.70% and 5,163,898 people are fully vaccinated.

Current Center for Disease Control orientation says that people who have symptoms of COVID-19 or those who have been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19 at least five days before should get tested.

Due to his commitment to his role as contact tracer, Valbrun was promoted to chief contact tracer, according to the company.

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