Dogs are loyal, comforting and, it turns out, great at networking to get you a better job. At least, one dog in Canada was able to hook up his owner.
According to Global Regina News, Owen Lima and his service dog Blue work as a pair to greet customers and answer their questions. Blue has his very own vest and Lima, whose struggle to work had resulted from injuries and falling into a coma after a car accident, has the job that he’d been looking for.
“A recent hire is a gentleman that was having difficulty finding employment because of a brain injury and a support dog,” the post read. “So we did what Lowe’s does best: we hired him and outfitted Blue, our customer service canine, with his very own vest!”
“They really assisted me in where I am now, today,” Lima told the news outlet about Lowe’s. “I’m just happy to be here. I’m happy to be treated like a citizen, not a second-class citizen. Lowe’s has given me the reason to live.”
We’re glad Blue could make this happen. Dogs’ contributions to our lives keep adding up.