What if someone tells you that your sign-off speech before quitting your job will make you an internet sensation? That’s precisely what has happened with Walmart employee Gail Lewis.
“Attention Walmart, this is Gail Lewis, 10-year associate, Morris, Illinois, 844, signing out,” Lewis said over a walkie-talkie as she bid adieu to her fellow employees for one final time.
Gail Lewis’ farewell video has been seen more than 23 million times since it was uploaded to TikTok on November 16. It begins with a short sign-off message but then cuts to Lewis sitting inside her car, explaining how much her job and colleagues meant to her.
“So today was an end of an era for me,” Gail started her farewell speech with tears in her eyes.
“What you just saw was me signing out for the last time at my Walmart that I have worked at for 10 years.”
The employee continues by referring to her co-workers as ‘family’ and expressing her gratitude for the help she’s received from them over the years. The authenticity of her tears is enough to touch millions of hearts across the globe.
“I’ve been through a lot with them. They watched my back, I watched theirs. They helped me out, I helped them out. We even went through a f**ing pandemic together…”
Gail Lewis has not specified where she will be working after quitting Walmart Illinois. However, she mentions a ‘better job’ in her farewell video, so she is likely resigning for a better paycheck. She will be working in a job where she will be ‘better off’ than Walmart.
Gail Lewis’ video has quickly gained popularity on the internet, giving birth to a number of hilarious memes as well as emotional farewell messages.
Netizen’s Reaction to Gail Lewis’ Viral Video
Gail Lewis has become an internet sensation overnight, and millions have thanked her for her services and wished her luck going forward in life.
Many TikTokers have also used this opportunity to give wings to their imagination by sharing crazy fabricated stories about Gail Lewis.
One particularly hilarious TikToker wrote, ” once skipped 3 days of school to travel from Mozambique to America to see Gail Lewis Work in Walmart. Gail Lewis is a national treasure. Thank you for your service and contributions.”
At the time of writing, Gail has not responded to her newfound fame. However, the meme community has grabbed the opportunity and delivered a barrage of wholesome yet hilarious content!
Although we’re not sure what Gail’s next destination is, Walmart’s competitors will be eyeing on Gail Lewis to compete with the giant retail store franchise. Gail has consistently been one of the best employees at Walmart Illinois, so she would be a valuable addition to any other franchise.
So, what do you think about Gail Lewis’ video? Where do you think she will end up? Comment your thoughts (or favorite memes) on Gail Lewis below!