Working at a department store can be a thankless job. It’s often long hours that run late into the night for little pay, and no benefits. Customers can be rude, and employees often find themselves on the receiving end of the shopper’s never-ending frustrations. Despite all of that, Brandon Olderbak finds a way to keep smiling.
Dutiful employees can be a rarity, but workers like Olderbak are more scarce than gold. Back in 2016, not only did he show up for work at a Lincoln, Nebraska area Walmart with a great attitude, but he wanted to spread as much happiness as possible.
Whether it’s with his coworkers, or the shoppers at the department superstore, Olderbak tries to be a constant source of positivity.
Olderbak has perfected the voices of the beloved “Scooby Doo” characters Shaggy and Scooby. The two bumbling, food-motivated characters of the popular cartoon have distinct vocal rhythms which Olderbak manages to mimic perfectly.
“I just want people to be happy,” he said. “I’m just a very positive person,” Olderbak told ABC News.
His special talent was first discovered because of a Facebook post made by a Walmart shopper, which quickly went viral. Victoria Twombly had heard Olderbak doing the impression with some children earlier, and asked if he’d be willing to do it again. She recorded him on her cell phone, laughing throughout the entire recording.
The video has been viewed over 4.4 million times.
Olderbak said he’s used to this kind of thing. Even when he’s attempting to entertain the kids, it’s usually the parents who get the real kick out of the impression.
“I do it for kids, but their parents always enjoy it more since kids nowadays don’t know ‘Scooby-Doo,'” he said.
When the video was posted to Facebook, commenters were urging Olderbak to seek a career in voice-over acting.
But Olderbak says he doesn’t want too much change in his life. He’s happily married, has two children, and is a diehard Green Bay Packers football fan. He just wants to make people happy and isn’t seeking an opportunity to become rich or famous.
“I mean, I’d definitely be interested and do voiceovers on the side, but I still want to live in the same house and not change who I am,” he told ABC News. “I don’t really want to get famous. I just want to make people smile and laugh.”
Olderbak is no longer working at Walmart after being offered a position as the assistant manager at a Domino’s Pizza. He says he’s happy.
“I have a loving wife from Wisconsin, two amazing children. I have a good job, I work hard, I do everything I can for my family,” he says on his Facebook profile.
Watch Olderbak’s great Scooby Do impressions below:
This is the coolest checker ever!!!! He works at Walmart on 27th in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is just a little bit of someone who loves his job!! Please share so everyone who goes to Walmart will have a great experience like I did.
Posted by Victoria Teske Twombly on Tuesday, February 23, 2016