On radio today, Glenn discussed an amazing story from TheBlaze about a teen who walked through ten miles of ice and snow to get to a job interview.
“It’s a great story. It has been the number one story now on TheBlaze since we put it up I think yesterday: Restaurant owner finds a teen walking for ten miles through the snow for a job interview. He has the job interview, he finds out that the job has already been filled and he turns around and he starts walking back, and it’s snowing. And he’s walking in the snow another ten miles,” Glenn said.
Art Bouvier, the owner of a New Orleans-inspired restaurant located in Indianapolis saw a young man trudging through the early morning snow and ice last week. The teen stopped to ask Bouvier — who owns Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun Food– how much further it might be to his final destination and was told it was six to seven miles.
“He thanked me and continued on,” Bouvier, who also goes by Papa, wrote of the encounter in a nowviral Facebook post. “He could have asked me for money for a bus. In fact I quite expected him to. He didn’t. He just started walking.”
To a local news station, Fox 59, Bouvier added that the teen later said he wouldn’t have money for a bus ride until he got a job.
Bouvier continued in his post that 15 minutes later he was in the car and told his wife to pull over when he spotted the teen — still walking.
That’s when he found out the 18-year-old named Jhaqueil Reagan had intended to walk a full 10 miles for a job interview. The Bouviers gave Reagan a ride the rest of the distance — but that’s not all.
“I’m thinking to myself, here’s a kid walking almost 10 miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at minimum wage,” Bouvier told Fox 59. “That’s the kind of story your parents used to tell, my parents used to tell, up both ways in the snow.”
“I love this story, but here’s what bothers me: Every single one of us grew up with parents that said how they used to have to walk to school, you know, ten miles in the snow backwards, blindfolded with razor blades on the ground, right? ‘When we would ice skate, we would have to turn the razor blades and we would strap them to our feet and those were our ice skates, and he want the razor blade would have cut into the ice. So we had to use the thick end of the razor blade, which cut into our feet but we were okay with it because that’s the way it was.’ This story is number one. This was the way Americans used to be. It would have never been the number one story 25, 30, 40 years ago. It wouldn’t have been the number one story.”