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Wal-Mart greeter becomes a Facebook sensation

July 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 77-year-old Wal-Mart greeter is now a Facebook phenom, all because he's so loved by customers.Clyde Smith, or "Smitty," as he's known, makes a living being friendly to people at a Wal-Mart in Sedalia, Mo.

He's so good at his job, a local seventh grader created a Facebook page in his honor.

He now has nearly 6,000 fans.

And here's the kicker: Smitty didn't even own a computer and had no idea what Facebook was until recently.

"Every day, they come in the store and say, 'You're on Facebook.' and I say, 'I am? What is that?' Smitty says.

Smitty says he's flattered by the attention, but adds he's just doing his job.