The 15-year-old teen in Raleigh, North Carolina, who was caught in a viral photo being assisted by Target employees for a job interview at a nearby Chic-Fil-A, had his final interview Thursday night, and was joined by some unexpected guests.
A photo shot by a woman who spotted Yasir Moore getting advice and assistance from employees in a Raleigh Target store recently went viral. In the photo, Moore was seen getting his tie adjusted by employees and receiving advice on how to conduct himself in his upcoming job interview.
“I asked him if he needed help and he told me he needed clip-on ties,” employee Cathy Scott said. “We didn't have any.” Scott said she then enlisted fellow employee Dennis Roberts to help the young man find and tie a tie.
“Cathy says, 'Can you tie a tie?' I said, 'Yes,'” Roberts recalled. “We took the wrapping off it, and I tied it on my neck, and fit it over head, adjusted it and tightened it ... fixed all his collar buttons and he was set to go. We said, 'Make sure you look him in the eye.' I'm saying make sure you give him a firm handshake, and she showed him ... he tucked his shirt in.”
On Thursday night, Moore went to the restaurant for his final interview, where he sat with owner David Langston to speak about his potential employment.
“I really appreciate you coming in tonight,” Langston told Moore. “I think we are ready to offer you a job at Chick-fil-A of Triangle Town Center mall.”
Langston then handed Moore his official Chic-Fil-A tie. “We may have someone in the food court that can help us out with that,” he said while he presented him the tie. Suddenly, the Target employees who helped Moore prepare for his interview came out of hiding and surprised the teen.
“It’s refreshing to my heart, it’s refreshing to my soul and I’m deeply grateful I was a part of it, and I’ll remember it forever,” Roberts said. Moore told reporters that the strangers who helped him were no longer just polite employees to him.
“They’re like family to me now, because they helped me so much,” he said. “They didn’t just change my life, they’re going to help me change other people’s lives.”