Restaurant Hires 9-Year-Old To Doodle On Their Walls
Kids who are different don’t learn in the traditional way often get reprimanded by their school teachers, and then at home by their parents. But in the case of Joe Whale, a 9-year-old boy from Shrewsbury, England, his parents’ reaction was completely different.
When Joe’s mom and dad learned that he kept getting in trouble for doodling during class, they decided not to punish him for his colorful creations, but rather to encourage his talent in a more nurturing environment.
They decided to send him to after-school art classes, and as they would later discover, they clearly made the right decision. Joe’s art caught the eye of his art teacher, who uploaded a picture to her social media account. As fate would have it, her post caught the eye of a restaurant called Number 4, who promptly invited Joe to decorate their walls with his doodles. The results speak for themselves.
Today, Joe’s dad drives his son to the restaurant every day after school to complete his doodle murals. Their story is an inspiration to parents everywhere who just want to see their kids succeed, and most importantly, be able to do what they love.