MORRISTOWN - A Morris County community is coming together to help out a beloved movie theater employee.
Eric “Fluffy” Glover has been taking tickets at the movie theater in Morristown for nearly 30 years. Recently, Glover fell on hard times and has been homeless for the past 10 months.
Glover is known for making funny noises and providing some comic relief while taking the tickets from movie patrons. Morristown residents say that he has become a staple in the community.
However, Glover has been struggling. He lost his job a few years ago when the Clearview Cinema in Morristown shut down. When the theater was reopened as an AMC, Glover was rehired, but only part-time.
He’s been living in temporary shelters, his own car and with relatives. He also never told his children about his situation.
“I was kind of too ashamed,” Glover tells News 12 New Jersey.
Recently, Glover was surprised to learn that someone set up a GoFundMe page for him. More than $40,000 was raised in just three days.
Glover says that he is overwhelmed with the response and has a message for the community.
"Thanks to every single person that contributed not only money, but love to me as well,” he says.
A spokesperson for AMC tells News 12 New Jersey that they did not know about Glover’s situation, but now plan on speaking with him about an employee assistance program.