An old man, forced to work at the age of 82, manages to retire thanks to TikTok

Butch Marion He is 82 years old and for years he was a Marine in the United States. However, despite his hard years of work, he kept working in a supermarket because he didn’t have enough money to retire.

It is Spain, the retirement age is 65 years. The same does not happen in countries like the United States where the amounts received by some people are too low. This forces them to work until a very old age. This ex-marine worked in a supermarket in the state of Maryland. Despite his age, he had to endure days of up to nine hours of work.

Everything changed when a TikTok user published a video in which you could see the daily routine of this man. The author of the video also launched a fundraising campaign on the GoFundme platform, where he got raise more than $100,000.

The promoters of the initiative delivered a check for $108,682 on January 5. “I can’t thank you enough,” the man said. “It’s a blessing. A miracle. It’s a miraculous Christmas, what can I say? Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart and I mean it sincerely. You just made me overflow with joy,” he explained to the American media FOX.

Local media have explained that Now she wants to dedicate herself to traveling and spending more time with her children.. Marion is the third elderly person who manages to retire from working in a supermarket in the United States thanks to a collection organized through the Internet.

a complicated life

After leaving the Navy, Marion had a job at General Motors, but she dropped out so she could help care for a relative of her ex-wife’s. After he passed away, Marion took care of her ex-partner, who also died. Thus, despite her advanced age, she had to go back to work to support herself.

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