Air Force veteran, service dog beloved by customers at Lowe's in Texas

ABILENE, Texas -- Some customers at a Lowe’s store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

The Abilene Reporter-News reported that U.S. Air Force veteran Clay Luthy and his golden retriever, Charlotte, both wear red and blue Lowe’s vests to work at the home improvement retailer. 

Over the weekend, a customer posted a photo of Luthy and Charlotte and it went viral. 

“I love Abilene Lowes, way to go! This is a disabled vet who struggled to get a job because he needs his service dog! Lowes hired them BOTH!!” the post read. 

I love Abilene Lowes, way to go! This is a disabled vet who struggled to get a job because he needs his service dog! Lowes hired them BOTH!!

Posted by Judy Dechert Rose on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Luthy has had five surgeries on his knees and can’t bend his left leg. Charlotte is trained to help Luthy up if he can’t get off the floor. 

Charlotte has become a customer favorite in her two months on the job. 

Luthy said everyone loves the pooch, adding: “This definitely was not part of the job description.”