Video of worker getting 1st paycheck goes viral

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    ARDEN, North Carolina (WLOS) — Video of 28-year-old Dale Beck celebrating her first paycheck from Howdy Homemade Ice Cream has gone viral, getting more than 4 million views on TikTok.

The ice cream franchise, with the mission of hiring people with disabilities, opened in Arden two months ago.

And from Beck’s video, you can see the business has created a lot of smiles for customers and employees.

“In the midst of the day-to-day and the stress of working this business, you wonder, ‘My god, what have we gotten ourselves into?'” franchise owner Pete Brewer said. “When I watch Dale’s video, it was a full-stop moment when you go, ‘Wait a minute, we’re doing the right thing.'”

Beck’s video has also caught the attention of David Muir. The story is expected to air this week on World News Tonight on ABC 13. And you can catch Beck’s full story on WLOS on Sunday on News 13 at 10 and 11.

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