Teen Walks 10 Miles in Snow for Job Interview – Gets Hired by Man Who Gives Him a Lift [VIDEO]
Indiana teenager Jhaqueil Reagan can definitely teach us all a lesson about the meaning of hard work.
After Reagan's mom died two years ago, he was forced to quit school, get his GED and take care of his two younger siblings. But he was having a tough time finding a steady job to support all of them. Then he spotted an opening at a thrift store, and decided to walk 10 miles through the snow just to get to the interview because he didn't have enough money for bus fare.
On his walk he ran into Art Bouvier, owner of Papa Roux Cajun Cooking, who was putting down salt to melt the ice in front of his restaurant. Reagan asked him how much farther it was to the location, and Bouvier responded that he still had 6 or 7 miles ahead of him. "You're not going to get there anytime soon in this weather," Bouvier remembered telling him. "You'll probably need to take a bus."
A while later Bouvier was running errands in his car and saw that Reagan was still walking, so he offered him a lift. That's when the 18-year-old told him about his situation.
The restaurant owner was so impressed with Reagan's work ethic that he offered him a job at HIS place for twice what he would have made at the thrift store and when word got out about Reagan's story, IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, presented him with a year's worth of bus passes.