Here’s some great news to brighten up your day. A disabled Air Force veteran named Clay Luthy was having a hard time finding a job because he needed his service dog Charlotte to accompany him. But thankfully, a Lowe’s in Abilene, Texas hired them both for part-time positions at their store.
“We were interviewing people for his position. And he was one of the applicants. And so he showed up for the interview and he had Charlotte with him,” Jay Fellers, a human resource manager at Lowes, told CNN affiliate KRBC.Luthy and his furry friend have been together for 10 years and working at the store for two months. Charlotte alerts Luthy and helps him calm down.“Instead of medications, I have Charlotte,” he said.Lowe’s often schedules Luthy to work in departments like paint, where Charlotte has a place to sit.Fellers said Charlotte — who wears her own Lowe’s vest while on duty — has been a hit with customers.
If she’s not the best employee in the history of employees, then I don’t know who is. I’m about as handy as a goddamn toddler, but if lived in the area, I’d go to this Lowe’s constantly. I’d make trying to construct a semi-functional birdhouse my life’s work just so I could hang out with Charlotte.
This isn’t the first time Lowe’s has came through in a major way either. A few months back, a Lowe’s in Canada hired a man and his service dog too.
If Lowe’s did this in every store, they would beat Home Depot into submission. I don’t know much about business, but I’m pretty sure dogs boost customer satisfaction by roughly 800%.