An 82-year-old Navy veteran of Walmart in Maryland has left the company after a customer interaction that went viral on social media.
Butch Marion officially retired from his job Wednesday after posting the video on TikTok, filming a Walmart customer walking into the store and the 82-year-old veteran ringing items in the checkout line. bottom. WTTG-TV reported.
Its customer, Rory McCarty, owner of a bug-removal business, filmed a woman walking into a Walmart, an older employee bagging groceries, and posted the video online to harass the employee. I’ve seen previous TikTok videos that raised money for.
Wanting to do a similar good deed on TikTok, McCarty filmed a video explaining to Marion a TikTok trend he had seen, posted that video on tiktok.
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The video received over 2 million views on social media and a GoFundMe was set up to raise money for Marion, raising $108,000. All of this was presented to Marion on Wednesday in the form of a large check.
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“I feel like a new man,” Marion told WTTG-TV. “This is unreal.”
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Father and grandfather Marion worked at General Motors but retired to help take care of his ex-wife’s husband. After his husband died, Marion took care of his ex-wife and returned to his job when she died.
Marion paid his bills, relaxed at home, and used the money to travel to Florida for three weeks to see his daughter and grandchildren he hadn’t hugged in years.
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“A bird out of a cage,” said Marion.
McCarty admitted, “I never dreamed this would happen.”
“I’m so excited for him,” he said.