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Meet Lamar Austin, African-American Man Who Lost His Job And Gained A Son On New Year’s Day!!


Cainan Austin was welcomed on 1st January 2017 as his father, Lamar Austin lost his job trying to be present at his birth.

Austin’s wife Lindsay went into labor on December 31st. The father of four and husband decided to be there for his wife at that significant moment.

“I thought, ‘I’m just going to do what I feel is right for my family,’ and that’s it.”

Austin works as a part-time security guard with a company called Salerno Protective Services. He recently got the job and was on a 90-day probation period.

As a result of his wife’s condition, Austin did not make it to work to cover his shifts. He stayed with his wife at the hospital till New year’s day when the baby was born.

In the midst of the tension, he received a text message at at 1 a.m which informed him that he had fired from his job for his “absences”.

“I looked at it and I was like, ‘Wow. OK, cool,’ and that was about it for me.”

Austin, a 30-year old military veteran said the text of his job termination gave him a sort of relief and narrowed his concerns at the moment to his wife and unborn child.



At 7:44 a.m, Cainan Austin was eventually born. Cainan became Concord’s new year baby for 2017.

As a popular tradition in the world, the Concord Monitor wrote about the new year baby and the circumstances Austin had to face to be with his wife and child.

The news appealed to a lot of people who sent out their regards and good wishes to Austin. Moreso, the army veteran said he received multiple job offers in his mailbox.

Denis Beaudoin, a business manager from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Concord read his story and invited him to  to apply for an apprenticeship.

“I know how valuable family time is, and if you’re a union member we incorporate that, we understand that, and we don’t penalize you for that.” Dennis Beaudoin.

Report says that Austin, who is receiving financial support in the meantime, thanks to the kindness of complete strangers, has decided to go with the offer.


Written by How Africa

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