LONDON Pensioner Joe Bartley took the web’s heart when his advert looking for work went viral recently.
The 89-year-old, struggling with isolation after the death of his better half Cassie 2 years back, wished to discover a part-time task to conserve him “from passing away of dullness.”
Offers of work gathered for the previous serviceman, who has now formally began a brand-new function with a regional dining establishment.
Customers welcomed Bartley with a round of applause at Cantina Bar and Kitchen in Paignton, Devon when he showed up to clock in for his very first day of work.
A BBC video camera team recorded activities from Bartley’s very first day, including his very first job of dishing out a plate of mince pies.
In the clip, Bartley states he is eagerly anticipating “getting up in the early morning and going to work and being a working male.” He likewise states he has actually been “overwhelmed” by the attention he’s gotten.
The story’s worldwide reaction has actually managed the Liverpool native something of a celeb status, and he’s even gotten a stack of fan mail.
Congrats on the brand-new task, Joe!