ABILENE, Texas - A Texas home improvement store has been the buzz of social media for its newest employees.
The Lowe’s in Abilene recently hired Clay Luthy, a disabled veteran, and his service dog, a yellow lab named Charlotte.
Luthy told the Abilene Reporter-News that he was looking for a job after his time in the Air Force and who wouldn’t mind his service dog tagging along. The 35-year-old man recently had knee surgery and now has Charlotte, who is trained to help him back up if he ever fell. That's when he came across the home improvement store and got the job.
“They were the best person for the job. So, we went through the interview process, and Clay and his own merit won the job,” the store’s human resource manager told KIDY. “And we knew he was gonna make a great employee. We just got the benefit of getting Charlotte right along with him.”
A customer ran across the pair, both in their Lowe’s vests, and shared the picture on Facebook. It quickly went viral with more than 100,000 shares and likes.
“I found a way to have a productive life,” Luthy said. “And my prescription is four-legged.”