Lowe’s Hires Man and Service Dog

Owen Lima cried tears of joy when a Lowe’s store manager in Canada told him he was hiring him — with his service dog. “It's so hard to find a job where people can accept me for the way I am and the fact that I have a service dog with me,” Lima recalled telling the manager. Lima suffers from a brain injury that can make it hard for him to understand what someone is saying. His service dog, Blue, helps Lima stay calm and avoid anxiety attacks when he gets frustrated. The manager, Paul Gallo, thought the pair would be perfect as customer service associates, who greet customers and manage shopping carts. They’ll each sport a red Lowe’s vest while on the job. News of the new hires shared on Facebook quickly went viral. "[Blue] being in the store has made my job easier to do," Lima said of his 10-year-old dog. — Read it at CBS News


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