Earlier this week, a teen in Wake County, North Carolina, walked into his local Target store looking to buy a tie. He got that and so much more.
The teen told Target employee Cathy Scott that he needed a clip-on tie for a job interview
. Scott informed the young man that they didn't have any clip-ons, but tracked down nearby employee Dennis Roberts to find out if he knew how to tie a regular tie. Roberts did, so the teen bought the tie and Roberts gave him a lesson on tying it. Not only that, but Scott and Roberts gave the teenager tips to help him ace his interview.
"We said, 'Make sure you look him in the eye.' I'm saying make sure you give him a firm handshake,' and she showed him ... he tucked his shirt in," Roberts said.
It was around this time that store patron Audrey Mark came wandering by. She saw a teen getting a talking to from Target employees, which caught her attention. She figured he was in some kind of trouble. But Mark soon realized what was going on and says the moment warmed her heart. She snapped a pic, uploaded it to Facebook, and turned the teen and the two Target employees into viral stars:
"It was a very quiet simple moment, but it was very profound," she told WTVD news. "He leaves and all these Target employees are screaming 'Bye! Good luck! Tell us how it went.' I got so emotional. I got teary."
And that wasn't even the end of it. The next day, a Target team went to a nearby Chick-fil-A where the teen interviewed, to find out how it went. The manager plans to inform the teen this week whether or not he got the job.
It's safe to say that with all of this attention, that young man is a shoo-in for the job. And if he doesn't get it, he's probably got a job waiting for him at Target.
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