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Target Employees Help Teen Prep For His First Interview, Just Because

02/06/2015 05:20 pm ET | Updated Feb 06, 2015

Two Target employees in Raleigh, North Carolina went the extra mile to help a young shopper prep for a job interview.

According to ABC 11 News, the unnamed teenager walked into the Target ahead of a job interview at Chick-fil-A, which happened to be his first job interview ever.

"I asked him if he needed help and he told me he needed clip on ties," Target employee Cathy Scott told ABC 11. "We didn't have any."

Her co-worker Dennis Roberts knew how to tie a regular tie, though.

"We took the wrapping off it, and I tied it on my neck, and fit it over his head I adjusted it and tightened it," Roberts said. "We said, 'Make sure you look [the interviewer] in the eye.' I'm saying make sure you give him a firm handshake, and she showed him. He tucked his shirt in."

A shopper named Audrey Mark happened to be nearby while all of this was happening, and posted a photo of the prep session that's since been shared over 50,000 times. "Bought headbands, ham and had my heart warmed," she wrote on Facebook.

"This awesome Target team member took the time to help the nervous teen put on his new tie, tuck in his shirt and then showed him how to give a proper handshake and tackle a few tough interview questions!" Mark posted. "As the kid exited the store, a bunch of supportive Target team members cheered him on! THIS is true customer service - Right on the mark, Target!! Fingers crossed for this kid'z interview!!"

Target spokesperson Molly Snyder told The Huffington Post that the company was extremely proud of Scott and Roberts.

"Our team members love going above and beyond every day for our guests," she said. "Dennis and Cathy the Target team members from Raleigh, North Carolina are just two of the countless team members who help make Target uniquely Target. We’re rooting for this young man in his interviews, and by the way, we love his tie."

A spokesman for Chick-fil-A told WNCN the teenager was part of an open interview process, and the restaurant is "still evaluating" candidates.

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