Viral photo captures heroic employee getting 'down and dirty'

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Viral Photo Proves This Plumber Is A Marketing Genius

Jimmie Cox didn't want to be viral star, he just wanted to do his job.

The 23-year-old utility worker from Texas got down and dirty to fix a water main break near Andrea Adams' driveway.

Adams captured the perfect shot of Cox at work, and it has since blown up on social media.

Cox threw himself head first into the murky water, which has shocked many people on the internet, but he told WFAA that people do it a lot in his line of work.

Adams has gotten quite a bit of attention over the story.

"I've shut down my Facebook, turned off my email. I had a call from a lawyer in Atlanta that wanted to use the photo," Adams told WFAA.

Hopefully people are thanking Cox for going above and beyond -- er, below -- the call of duty.

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