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Mr. Dave the Sno Ball Man's First Selfie Goes Viral

Posted at 7:24 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 22:43:29-04

A man who makes Sno Balls in the Spring Hill area has captured the hearts of the community after his first selfie went viral.

According to the owner of Tchoupitoulas Street Sno Balls, Mr. Dave starts his day at 11 a.m.

Mike Broussard said, "To do all is prep work, the cleaning, filling bottles, making flavor syrups, transferring ice, I imagine it takes him an hour and a half or so to do that."

Customers said his hard work and good attitude is contagious.

Abigail Hardin said, "He's so sweet and he's always smiling and he's just happy to make it so I was just drawn because he seems likes such a sweet person."

Abigail Hardin met Mr. Dave on Monday after hearing about him on Facebook.

Hardin said, "I was like do you care if we take a selfie? And he was like what's a selfie?  And I said just a picture! So I held up my phone and took a picture! And I was like I should post in on I heart spring hill and maybe he'll get some business!"

The picture was liked over 500 times on Facebook. Dave Pelligren was tickled.

Pelligren said, "It makes me feel great. I've never had anything like that before. I've always had a rough and tumble job. I never had anything like this... They just support me and everything."

Pelligren said he went from drilling oil wells near New Orleans to serving Sno balls. 

It was after she posted the selfie that Hardin learned more about Mr. Dave from his customers. 

Hardin said, "I had heard online that last year his wife died and after that they had posted about the Sno Cone place and I heard someone had stole his generator and the community kinda came together."

Hardin came back to show him the selfie. 

Pelligren said. "I usually stay in the background. I'm not one to be in the lime light all the time."

Mr. Dave parks his truck at the Tractor Supply Company off of Highway 31 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

He's operational 7 days a week from March To October.