Marcus was a co-worker of mine for many years and I've never seen anyone so devoted to their job. I've often caught myself just watching him interact with customers. He's never met a stranger, and is an overall genuine and good person. He taught me that being cool doesn't mean playing the 'tough guy,' and basically that you get what you give to the world. He's the best person I've ever known....an amazing father, a devoted husband, and yet so humble.
I'm one of those people who grew up with an absent father living at home. Even when the man was there, he wasn't there for me. But Marcus was always there like the big brother I always wished for. For the first time in my life, I had someone I could look up to. He gave me the gift of optimism. Whenever I was having a bad day, he'd say "Smile, Lindsey! It ain't that bad!" Even now, I find myself smiling and my spirits are higher than ever. I never knew how affection-starved I was until somebody showed me.
He's been my mentor, my hero, and my best friend. He makes me want to be a better human being. It's amazing how just one person believing in you can change your entire life.
Even though we're no longer working together, and circumstances prevent us seeing much of each other, he will always be one of the most important people in my life. I hope he knows how wonderful he truly is.
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