TRU AND SIMBA
Tru Kim and her dog, Simba, greet customers like family.
Simba, a 2-year-old, male Maltese, has called Signature Cleaners home since he was a pup. Tru and her husband have owned the business in Davidson’s Harris Teeter shopping center for five years. “Everybody knows everybody. It feels like a big town but also a small town. Everybody is so friendly,” Tru says.
And everybody seems to know Simba. “Even if they’re not my customer, they know him and call him ‘beautiful boy’ because he has that pretty, smiley face.
“When I’m sewing, he’ll come and if I drop anything on the floor and he knows it, he’ll grab it and run away if I try to get it back.
“It’s such a comfort because I stay in the store more than I stay home, so having Simba here is more like home, it’s not a business. It’s like home. I can take care of customers like I’m taking care of family,” Tru says.
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