An 18-year-old guy in Indianapolis had to quit school two years ago when his mother died, so he could support his family. Last week, he found out about a job at a thrift store 10 miles away. He needed a job and couldn't afford the bus . . . so he walked. He passed a restaurant along the way, and the owner was so impressed with his work ethic, he offered him a job. And now the city has given him a year's worth of bus passes.
18-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan of Indianapolis had to quit school two years ago, when his mother died and he had to support his siblings.
--He got his GED, but he's had trouble keeping a steady job. Then last week, he found out that a thrift store was hiring. He couldn't afford the bus, so he WALKED . . . in the SNOW . . . even though the store was TEN MILES from his house.
--About three miles into his walk, he passed a guy named Art Bouvier, who owns Papa Roux Cajun Cooking. Art was clearing the ice from in front of his restaurant, and decided to gave Jhaqueil a ride the rest of the way.
--And he was so impressed with Jhaqueil's work ethic, he posted the story on his Facebook page, and announced that HE was going to give Jhaqueil a job, at the restaurant.
--Even better, when the city bus company found out about Jhaqueil's story, they gave him a year's worth of free bus passes.
(--Check out a photo of Jhaqueil here.)
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