“Because of Walmart, you were able to take paternal leave. Her first days were shared with both of us at home,” Mark says. “You’ve given us everything we were told we shouldn’t have a right to—a marriage, a daughter, a normal everyday family life.”
After the initial shock of the first take, the filming crew asked David to “reset” his emotions so they could shoot it all again. In all, filming for the 30-second commercial took more than five hours to film!
13 Stores, 27 Years
David has been with Walmart for 27 years. He started out as a cart pusher in Olney, Illinois, in 1994 when he was in junior college. He would go on to work as a customer service manager and then as an assistant manager. “From 1998 to 2014, when I came into Realty, I was in 13 different stores in four states as co- or store manager,” he says.
Just before the pandemic, David and Mark moved to Omaha, Nebraska, so David could take a position as a field manager. Which led to his current position as a director.