Photo of NC Target employee goes viral for act of kindness

Plenty of people took notice of #AlexFromTarget but another employee and a shopper at a North Carolina store are going viral for different reasons.

A shopper named Audrey snapped a photo of the worker and customer at the Triangle Town Center store in Raleigh.

The boy, there ahead of a job interview, stopped by to pick up a clip-on tie. What could have been a hiccup in his day turned into a warm moment now seen by thousands of people.

The store only sells regular ties, so the employee stopped what he was doing and gave him a quick lesson. Audrey then saw them practice handshakes and interview questions before the teen went on his way. Some might call it Southern manners. Others would say it's just plain humanity.

"As the kid exited the store, a bunch of supportive Target team members cheered him on!" she wrote on the Facebook page.

The photo, as of this writing, has more than 40,000 likes and almost 3,000 shares.

"I was in Target while the employees were helping this young man," another shopper, Burnita Matthews, commented on the photo. "This picture cannot convey the warmth and kindness in their voices as they worked with him."

Other Facebook users are praising the teen and wishing him well.

"A teenager who shows up for a job interview in a suit and tie??? He deserves whatever job he is applying for!" wrote Rhawnie Mejia.

Target responded saying they're happy to read about the experience and will pass along the appreciation to the Raleigh store.

The biggest question on everyone's mind: did the boy get the job? NBC Charlotte's affiliate in Raleigh reports the interview was with a a Raleigh Chick-fil-A, which said this was an open-interview process that can last weeks. If you hear he got the job, let us know! Leave a comment on our Facebook page.

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