LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — An 8-year-old Lynchburg boy lived out his childhood dream on Thursday after the co-founder of Sheetz made him an official Sheetz employee and gave him a gift card that will cover free slushies for years to come.
Dylan LaMotte and his mother, Tiffanie McGregor, visit their local Sheetz in Lynchburg every afternoon for Dylan’s two favorite things: french fries and slushies.
In fact, according to Tiffanie, Dylan was born with his cord wrapped twice around his neck, which caused problems with his throat and made eating difficult. However, one thing Dylan has always been able to digest is Sheetz fries.
Every time he enters the store, Dylan salutes to the picture of the Sheetz family members on the wall. In fact, Dylan says he even hopes to work at Sheetz when he grows up.
On Feb. 25, Tiffanie posted a video on Facebook of Dylan receiving a “Youngest Sheetz Employee” shirt from the store’s employees, offering ideas to the Sheetz executives, and talking about how much he enjoys calling out order numbers from behind the counter.
That post found its way to Steve Sheetz’s attention and he decided to travel from Pennsylvania to Virginia to surprise the store’s biggest fan.
On Thursday, March 5, Steve was waiting at the door of Dylan’s local store to welcome the boy with open arms.
Steve officially made Dylan the youngest Sheetz employee ever, joined him in working behind the counter, and offered him a gigantic $5,000 gift card so Dylan could have free slushies for the rest of his childhood.
Dylan responded to this surprise of a lifetime by cheering, jumping up and down, and giving Steve a huge hug. According to Tiffanie, it was the gift of Dylan’s dreams.
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