Lumberyard Kindness Shines in Viral Video

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Griffin Lumber & Hardware New Bike

Dominick Cole prepares to ride a new bike he received from Griffin Lumber & Hardware staff.

A video of a Leesburg, Ga. lumberyard employee’s reaction to coworkers’ gift of a new bike is making its way around the internet in a big way this week.

Dominick Cole, a 23-year-old employee at Griffin Lumber & Hardware who is autistic, is seen in the video cheering, dancing and hugging coworkers who gifted him the bike.

Rick Watson, Griffin Lumber & Hardware manager told WALB TV that he has been impressed with Cole’s dedication and work ethic since hiring him three months ago through a partnership with Easter Seals. Commenters on Griffin Lumber & Hardware’s Facebook page said that Cole is the “unofficial mayor of Leesburg.”

An employee video of Cole receiving his bike has been viewed on Facebook more than 22,000 times as of Wednesday morning.

James Anderson

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