In the United States, an 82-year-old man was still working 40 hours a week at Walmart, until he met a young man who changed his life.
Butch Marion is an 82-year-old man who until now spent 40 hours a week working as a cashier at a Walmart store . One day he met a client who changed his life.
Rory McCarty is a young man who went to the store to buy batteries. When he saw the cashier’s advanced age, he decided to help him.
Passionate about the social network TikTok, Rory posted a video in which the old man could be seen at work. The Internet user has also created an online kitty, in order to raise enough money to allow Butch Marion to retire .
“I wanted to help this Navy veteran live out the rest of his life by going on a trip to see his kids in Florida. I want him to do the things he always wanted to do but didn’t achieve for financial reasons ,” Rory McCarty said.
The old man receives $100,000
The video quickly went viral and triggered a great outpouring of solidarity because this Wednesday, January 4, Butch Marion was finally able to leave the store to retire. Indeed, more than 5,000 people from all over the world rallied to support the retiree, who received $108,000.
“It’s just unreal ,” said the veteran. I feel like a new man, a bird out of a cage.”
With this amount, Butch Marion wants to pay his bills and visit his daughters and grandchildren who live in Florida and whom he has not seen for years, for lack of money.