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Australia: Boy with Down's syndrome flooded with job offers after posting heartfelt cover letter on Facebook

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 September 2016, 15:53 IST

Sixteen-year-old Addison Quinn from Erina in New South Wales, who is suffering from Down syndrome, wrote a heartfelt cover letter to apply for jobs which he posted on Facebook and the responses from interested business owners flowed in thick and fast.

Addison took his mother's (Lisa) help in writing the letter. It was posted on Lisa's Facebook wall.

Lisa, who was trying to land her son a job, wrote, 'He really wants to work. If any locals know of any special employers out there please send us a message,' and shared Addison's cover letter.

Providing the details of his skills, Addison said, "I am very good at wiping tables, cleaning up and sweeping the floor. This is just a few of my many talents. I have a great personality and get on with people."

Here is the complete text of the letter:

'Hi, my name is Addison,' he wrote. 'I'm 16 years old. I am in Year 10 at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College - Tumbi Umbi Campus. I live in Erina. I am currently looking for a job, maybe 1-2 hours on the weekend.'

I am very good at wiping tables, cleaning up and sweeping the floor. This is just a few of my many talents. I have a great personality and get on with people.

I have trouble with my speech but can follow short instructions, when I have done the task a few times.

I can remember what to do. At home I wash my own clothes and hang them on the line. I put the rubbish out and feed my dogs.

I would love to have the chance to gain some work experience. Regards, Addison Quinn'.

While thousands of people appreciated Addison and wished him luck, there were many employers who showed a keen interest to hire the teenager.

Apart from employers from local businesses, McDonald's and Australian retailer Coles offered jobs to Addison.

First published: 19 September 2016, 15:53 IST
 
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