Target Worker Stops To Teach A Young Man How To Tie A Tie For Job Interview
Credit: Audrey D. Shepps Mark | Facebook
February 6, 2015

I am so happy to hear about the many good people like this. This Target worker could have just said, "Sorry, that's the only kind we sell," but he didn't. He took a moment out of his day to help a young man on an important day. Good for him!

A random act of kindness may help one young man get a job.

A shopper named Audrey snapped a photo of the worker and customer at the Triangle Town Center store in Raleigh, N.C.

The boy, there ahead of a job interview, stopped by to pick up a clip-on tie. What could have been a hiccup in his day turned into a warm moment now seen by thousands of people.

The store only sells regular ties, so the employee stopped what he was doing and gave him a quick lesson. Audrey then saw them practice handshakes and interview questions before the teen went on his way. Some might call it Southern manners. Others would say it's just plain humanity.

"As the kid exited the store, a bunch of supportive Target team members cheered him on!" she wrote on the Facebook page.

The photo, as of this writing, has more than 40,000 likes and almost 3,000 shares.

"I was in Target while the employees were helping this young man," another shopper, Burnita Matthews, commented on the photo. "This picture cannot convey the warmth and kindness in their voices as they worked with him."

Other Facebook users are praising the teen and wishing him well.

"A teenager who shows up for a job interview in a suit and tie??? He deserves whatever job he is applying for!" wrote Rhawnie Mejia.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.