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.
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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."