A 19-year-old's life is changed by a complete stranger

Stranger Helps Teen Walking to Interview Land a Job


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Most people would give up after four years of looking for work, but Ladarrius Gilmore isn't your average 19-year-old.

"My friend told me Central BBQ was hiring," said Gilmore.

Determined to land the dish washing gig at Central BBQ Downtown, he decided to walk thirty minutes to the job interview dressed in a full suit.

"Yes, it was hot," he said laughing. "I was sweating."

Little did he know, Memphis Attorney Daniel Hamilton would see Gilmore walking down the road and pull over.

The attorney gave Gilmora a ride and walked him into Central BBQ, right up to the manager.

"I filled out my application and then he said I'm hired on the spot," Gilmore recalled.

The attorney shared the story on Facebook, hoping to inspire other to help out.

It went viral and did just that.

On Thursday, Jon Hodge with Contracting Solutions gave Gilmore a bike so he wouldn't have to walk to work anymore.

It was a true blessing for this 19-year-old, who never thought he'd meet a stranger walking to a job interview Monday; a stranger who was willing to give him a change.

"I said 'thank you for giving me a job.' God would bless him for that," said Gilmore.

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