“I didn’t expect the kindness of strangers,” Audrey Marx, who took the photo, told ABC News. “You don’t expect humanity on isle 11 of a big-box store.”
The quiet 15-year-old in the black suit was looking for a clip-on tie for his first job interview, but Target only sells regular ties. That’s when Dennis Roberts, Cyndi Moore and Cathy Scott came to his rescue.
“When Dennis was tying the tie, we took the time, ‘Look presentable, tie your shoe laces, tuck your shirt in,’ we were giving him pointers,” Cyndi explained of their interaction. “He was just soaking everything in, taking it all in."
This is more than just good customer service. Yasir Moore learned how to shake hands and look his interviewer in the eye.
"They could have just sold my son a tie," Moore's mother, Najirah Parrish, told ABC News station WTVD-TV in Durham, North Carolina. "But they took the time, helped him tie the tie and talked to him. They treated my son with dignity, respect."
“I think we are ready to offer you a job at the mall,” Chick-fil-A’s manager, David Langston, told a surprised Moore in the food court.
Out came the cameras and a few special guests from the Target store who were hiding, patiently waiting for him to get the good news.
“You look beautiful,” they told Moore, giving him big hugs.
When asked when he’ll actually start the new job, Langston replied, “As soon as he is ready!”
“I can start tomorrow,” Moore said, smiling ear to ear.
As for any advice the newly employed young man would give others, “Any advice you can, grab it,” he said. “These people right here helped me so much. Be respectful to people who are trying to help you out. Soak it all in.”
His mother and his new friends from Target were all in tears as they celebrated his accomplishment.
“We are so proud of you,” said Moore. “We are here. We are just so proud of you.
“You are ours now. You know that don’t you?” Scott added. “You have more than one mother.”