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Young Man Walking 10 Miles In The Snow To A Job Interview Gets A Surprise Job Offer
March 1, 2013
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When times are tough, some people will do almost anything to get a job.

Take 18-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan, who lives in Indianapolis. A couple of years ago, his mother died and Jhaqueil had to drop out of school to support his brothers and sisters.

Recently, Jhaqueil was out walking... the roads covered in snow and ice... when he met a guy named Art Bouvier and asked how far it was to "10th and Sherman".

At the time, Art didn't know it but Jhaqueil was walking 10 miles to an interview, hoping to land a job that paid $7.25 an hour - minimum wage.

Later, as Art was driving with his wife to a coffee shop, he saw Jhaqueil again - still walking - so he asked him if he needed a ride.

That's when Art found out where Jhaqueil was going.

Art was so impressed with Jhaqueil's determination, he offered him a job at his restaurant at double the salary.

Jhaqueil took it, started this week, and said he's hoping to get an apartment closer to his new work, so he doesn't have to walk as far.

You can see the full story in the video at the top.


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