Submerged utility worker gets key to 'Jeansboro'

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- You never saw his face, but you saw his jeans! 

Remember Jimmie Cox? He's the Hood County utility worker who went viral after a photo surfaced of him completely submerged in water trying to plug a 1-inch pipe that had burst. The homeowner affected by the leaking pipe took the photo then took on a whole new life after she posted it.

Previous Story: Utility worker's submerged photo goes viral

Wrangler, of course, noticed he was wearing a pair of their jeans and rewarded him with free jeans. Wrangler is a Greensboro-based company and sponsors 'Jeansboro Day' to city's denim capital history from fading.

So it was only fitting that on 'Jeansboro Day,' Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan presented Cox with a key to the city.





Read Also: Jeansboro Day: Keeping Greensboro's Denim Heritage From Fading

Wrangler Jeans tweeted about their guest of honor saying, "Jimmie cleans up well! #EverydayHero #Jeansboro." 

We wonder if Jimmie ever thought his jeans would bring him to Greensboro one day! 










Copyright 2016 WFMY


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment