Customers at Lowe’s hardware store in Abilene, Texas, will find Clay Luthy and his canine Charlotte ready to help out. The Air Force veteran was struggling finding a job after five surgeries on his knees left him relying on Charlotte for support. When he went for his job interview, Luthy took Charlotte with him. Jay Fellers, the human resource manager didn’t have any problems hiring Luthy and Charlotte. “They were the best person for the job. So, we went through the interview process and Clay and his own merit won the job,” explains Fellers. “And we knew he was gonna make a great employee – we just got the benefit of getting Charlotte right along with him.” Shoppers have fallen in love with the pair, particularly, Charlotte who doesn’t seem to mind the cuddles from humans.”I found out a couple years ago she was alerting me and I didn’t even know it,” explains Luthy.
“I was trying to figure out where I could go that would be a good fit and it wouldn’t mind having Charlotte, and my wife said I was at Lowe’s so much anyway, I might as well get a job there,” says Luthy.
The Air Force veteran is unable to bend his left knee even after so many surgeries.
They have worked at the store for two months and everyone seems to love them. The store is also being praised for accommodating the duo.
In preparation for that Luthy is training a six-month-old golden named Lola.
“Everybody loves Charlotte. This definitely was not part of the job description,” admits Luthy.
The store doesn’t seem to mind how much Charlotte loves to be petted and coddled by customers.