CHEERS GREET VET­ERAN, 89, AS HE STARTS NEW JOB

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lon­don» An 89-year-old army vet­eran who made na­tional head­lines in Bri­tain with a news­pa­per ad seek­ing work has started his new job.

The Cantina Kitchen & Bar in the sea­side town of Paign­ton in south­west­ern Eng­land an­nounced on its Face­book page that Joe Bart­ley was start­ing work Sun­day.

The wid­ower, whose wife died two years ago, placed the ad be­cause he was “dy­ing of bore­dom.” He says his build­ing has a com­mu­nity area but “not a soul comes in,” and when he re­turns home, there’s “no­body to talk to.”

The lo­cal cafe made him an of­fer and the Her­ald Ex­press news­pa­per posted a video of Bart­ley walk­ing in to ap­plause.

Bart­ley told the BBC he was “over­whelmed by all the at­ten­tion” and was look­ing for­ward to “get­ting down to the job.” BBB

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