After posting a video online that went viral about quitting her job at Walmart, GAIL Lewis became well-known.
People are now curious to learn more about this recent social media sensation.
Who is former Walmart employee Gail Lewis?
For ten years, Gail Lewis was an associate at a Walmart location in Morris, Illinois.
A TikTok video that the content creator posted on November 16, 2023, detailing her departure from the retail giant, has received over 24 million views and over 3 million likes.
Lewis currently has more than 91,000 fans on her @fluffygaileena profile.
Why did Gail Lewis leave Walmart?
Lewis stated that she will be “better off” and “going to a better job” in her now-viral TikTok video, yet it is unclear exactly why she left Walmart.
Lewis is heard speaking on her walkie-talkie at the start of the video as she wraps up her previous shift.
“This is Gail Lewis, a ten-year associate from Morris, Illinois, 8-4-4, signing out. Attention, Walmart,” she stated. Good night.
Lewis is then seen sitting in her car, thinking back on her encounter with the hypermarket chain.
“So, today was the end of an era for me,” she remarked. I just signed off at my Walmart, where I have worked for eleven years, for the last time.
“It’s a happy sad, because I’m going to be going to a better job, and, those people became like family.
“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.
“It just hurts, but it’s a happy sad because where I’m going, I’m going to be better off where I’m at. That’s all.”
According to NBC Chicago, Lewis discussed her viral video in a Facebook message to the publication.
She said: “..Words really can’t describe my gratitude. It almost feels like a dream. I would never guess that this would get this kind of attention.”
She also revealed that she began her new job and “loves the work,” but cannot share details about her new place of employment due to the immense attention she has received, per the outlet.
Social media users have expressed their thoughts on Lewis’ exit, with many praising and thanking the former Walmart employee.
One person commented on her TikTok video: “We will miss you Gail Lewis thank you for your service.”
Another wrote: “GOD BLESS YOU GAIL LEWIS.”
A third said: “Thank you Gail Lewis you truly changed the world.”
Other users joked with made-up scenarios about Lewis’ career.
One commented: “2014-2018 Gail Lewis highlights are so crazy bro prime Gail Lewis was different.”
Another said: “gail lewis walmart tackle 2016 video.”
A third wrote: “I did my first tour with Gail Lewis back in ’19. She let me scanned a TV as cilantro.”
According to NBC Chicago, Carrie Moses — the Morris location’s store manager — said through Walmart corporate: “I am grateful to Gail for her service at the Morris, IL store, and she will be greatly missed. I wish her all the best on her future opportunities.”