" Thank you Lord ! “: an 82-year-old supermarket worker can finally retire thanks to TikTok


An 82-year-old Navy veteran continued to work despite his advanced age in a Walmart supermarket in a small town in Maryland in the United States. Thanks to an online kitty promoted on the social network TikTok, the octogenarian was finally able to retire.

Warren “Butch” Marion, 82, a former Navy veteran, got the surprise of his life last week when he received a check for over $100.



Amazing that people are still donating. Almost another $10,000 the last 2 days. Looks like I'll be presenting Butch another check. Gofundme link in my bio #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #foryourpage #fy #fypage #took of #walmart #butch #veteran #navy

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A sum raised thanks to the intervention of Roy McCarty, owner of a local business who, as reported by the american media, organized an online kitty to help him.

The entrepreneur, who has a significant number of followers on TikTok, was moved by the octogenarian cashier during a checkout.

“I was shopping at Walmart the other day and was served by an 82 year old man named Butch. As a business owner and knowing how difficult it has been to find good help for my business, I was impressed to see this little older man still working up to nine hours a day. " 

The generous entrepreneur has created a page GoFundMe to raise $100. He uploaded a video where we see Warren Marion at work. The Good Samaritan then asked his 000 followers to help the former sailor retire.

“I wanted to help this Navy veteran live out the rest of his years traveling to see his kids in Florida,” Roy McCarty explains on the GoFundMe page. With an insufficient pension to cover his house credit, Warren Marion had no choice but to work at the ripe old age of 82.

“I just wanted to set something in motion, and the Lord did the rest,” McCarty told FOX 5. For his part, the former cashier expressed gratitude to God for this great act of solidarity.

“Of all people. I was chosen. And thank you Lord for that. He did it. »

“He was the one who led Rory to me,” he added.

In the United States, many Americans struggle to save enough money for their retirement. According to United States Federal Reserve, “a quarter of non-retirees say they have no retirement savings or pensions”.

Salma El Monser

Image credit: Tiktok

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