Trenton Gardner is a 7-year-old boy from Indiana who is now making local headlines for his wonderful work ethic. Gardner really wanted a job, and although McDonalds told him he was too young at first, he persisted and now helps to clean tables on his shift.
“You see, when I wipe tables and customers are at the tables, I get paid for it,” he told WPXI. “It’s the coolest job I’ve ever done.”
The 7-Year-old is an honorary employee. It turned out that not only was he an excellent worker, the staff soon figured out that the boy wasn’t working to keep the money for himself. He wanted to earn money to help buy new toys for underprivileged children in his community.
“He asked for a job and they told him he was too young, and he burst into tears because he was so upset,” Butler said.
Eventually, Gardner got the job as an honorary employee. Complete with a hat and apron, he was brought on to clean tables and assist the staff.Eventually, the staff found out that he wasn’t trying to keep the money he made for himself — he was raising money to buy toys for children in his community.
“If he’s willing to do this so hard at 7, I can only imagine what he’s going to be like when he gets older,” his mother, Lindsey Gardner, said.
The story quickly went viral, with many applauding the boy’s selflessness.
“It was so wonderful reading a story about this young boy. Congratulations to these parents! He is an example of what is ‘Right’ with our Country today. There are so many young people doing good things for others, out of the goodness of their hearts. These great young people are our Future Leaders. Thank You Trenton! Have a Very Merry Christmas and God Bless You!” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.
“This is one fine young man. His parents did an awesome job. We should remember his name, he’s going to grow up to be a great man,” another added.