Handing Out the First Slice of American Pie
Jenn wrote this about Mar 12, 2011 for the 2011 category.
Handing out the first slice of American Pie, we chose to give the first piece to someone that has the most incredible work ethic we’ve ever seen. Meet Thinh, our local Home Depot guy, who has what it takes to live the American dream. He’s loyal, honorable, and works hard for his company and for his Family. He truly represents the fabric of what this country is made of ~ dedication, loyalty, integrity, and good ol’ hard work.
Yet, some people make him feel less than that because he doesn’t have the all American look. He has to work twice as hard to be the American he already is, but he does with a smile anyway. All while redeeming the face of corporate America because he tells how wonderful it is to be a part of such a great company who he loves and loves him back.
We teared up while doing this interview and noticed that he fought back tears of his own as his hard work was being rewarded all because someone bought a photograph from us which in turn bought him a piece of American pie. We teared up after leaving, during editing, and watching the final video. This is more than American pie, this is Americana the way it should be. Authentic, loving, and totally Thinh.