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The Cheerful Achiever

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Here is Leonid Hammond Matthew, a cheerful guy with intellectual disability from Bangalore, juggling work, family, and life’s quirks with a smile. Leonid’s job entails handling email complaints, which he does like a pro, ensuring they reach the right people for resolution. When asked about his work, he simply nods and admits he enjoys it. With a supportive family, he’s managing well, even taking on responsibilities. Leonid’s heart is as generous as his spirit! No frills, no fuss – just a guy, his job, and his family, making the most out of life.


Hello, I am Leonid Hammond Matthew and I’m from Bangalore.

I work for a multinational company under the development operations team where I have to check emails with complaints and report them to the concerned persons, concerned departments to get resolved.

I’ve been working there since December 2020.

Do you enjoy your work?

Yes, I enjoy my work.

Do you have friends there?


How do you travel to work?

Currently I’m working from home. Currently I’m staying with mom and dad. Actually we are a family of five, my mom, dad, brother, sister and me.

My brother and sister, they got married and they are separate

And how much salary do you get?

Salary…my basic salary is forty thousand.

What is the first gift you gave yourself with your salary?

No, Nothing (laughs).No nothing, Because I’ve not spent anything from myself.

Who did you spend it on?

I spent it, i spend…actually, actually we have done a construction on top of the house only, for that I had to take a loan. I spent from salary, from the salary only I spend the amount, took the loan and spend the amount.

I take care of my family.

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