Lowes Hires Veteran Who Needed To Bring Service Dog To Work

The company who wants you to “ Make your home happy ” also wants to make its employees happy.

A Lowe’ s in Abilene, Texas has hired an Air Force veteran with a disability, along with his service dog.

Clay Luthy, 35, told the Abilene Reporter-News that due to multiple knee surgeries, he was unable to reenlist in the Air Force. He was struggling to find work since he needed his service dog, a golden retriever named Charlotte, with him at all times. The 10-year-old dog is trained to help Luthy get up if he falls.

Clay LuthywithCharlotte at Lowe’s.

Luthy’ s primary job after getting out of military has been working as a handyman and since the father of three was in Lowe’ s so often, his wife suggested he apply for a job. So he did.

Jay Fellers, the human resources manager at the Lowe’ s Luthy applied to, said that Luthy was the best person for the job.

“ So , we went through the interview process and Clay and his own merit won the job, ” Fellers told KIDY , a Fox affiliate in Texas. “ And we knew he was gonna make a great employee – we just got the benefit of getting Charlotte right along with him. ”

The pair, who sport matching vests, have been working at Lowe’ s for the past two months.

Charlotte has also been a huge hit with customers.

One of them, Judy Dechert Rose, posted a photo of the two at work on her Facebook page with the caption: “ I love Abilene Lowes, way to go! This is a disabled vet who struggled to get a job because he needs his service dog! Lowes hired them BOTH!! ”

The post has gone viral, receiving over 156, 000 likes and over 163, 000 shares.

In June, Lowe’ s Canada also hired a man and service dog duo , a guy named Owen and his service pup, Blue.

It’ s enough to make anyone – man or dog — let out a whimper.

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