Although the dog was adopted in May, the story made waves earlier this week after the official handle of Hyundai Brazil posted images of the ‘professional consultant’ on their Instagram account.
A Hyundai showroom in Brazil made waves globally after they appointed a friendly local stray dog as an employee, and even gave ‘Tucson Prime’ his own ID card.
In the photos that have been widely shared on social media, the four-legged ’employee’ now named Tuscon Prime, is seen sitting near new cars. Another photo shows him outside the store’s door.
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“This puppy was walking on a daily basis outside a HYUNDAI agency, until one day workers decided to name him part of the team,” a post on Facebook read. The post has since been shared by many, including actors, who’ve urged people to be kind to stray dogs.
Showroom manager Emerson Mariano told media outlet Top Motors Brazil that the feedback for Tucson’s customer-interaction in the store have been extremely positive, and he said the environment in the outlet has improved thanks to the dog’s “very caring and docile nature”.
Mariano told the media outlet that many customers returned to the store even after purchasing a car just to meet the dog and give him gifts.
The dog now has a dedicated Instagram account, with nearly 30,000 followers.
It all started after the young dog took refuge outside the showroom during a spell of heavy rain.
According to a report in The Gazette, Emerson Mariano felt sorry for the dog, so he brought him in and offered him some food and water. The dog then stayed on.
Mariano said that he became attached to the dog and suggested to the board to adopt Tucson as a mascot.
“After all, the company has always been pet friendly, so now, we decided to embrace this idea in practice too, having our own pet, precisely at a more complicated time like this, with so many abandoned animals ”, Mariano told Top Motors Brazil.
After his adoption, Tucson has been taken to a doctor to get all the necessary vaccinations. And soon, he’s expected to star in a national advertisement campaign for Hyundai, according to a report by Folha Vitoria.com