Man loses job due to COVID-19; so he starts his own business to make ends meet

Posted at 4:46 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 23:39:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — Henry Hyde is getting used to a lot of firsts these days. He recently started his own business, called Buff Daddy.

"We buff floors, buff cars, restore them, bring them back to life," Hyde said.

He had been doing similar work for different car dealerships, but after COVID-19 their demand for him dried up.

"One, two days went by, three, four days went by. Two, three weeks went by, and I was like, 'You know what? I’m broke, I got to get out and get it'," Hyde said.

Henry took the risk, and cost, of working for himself. He says he’s trying to plan for his life after the pandemic.

"Are you gonna fall back to your old life, or will you fall back to the new life?" Hyde said.

For now, Henry says, business has been booming as he adapts to COVID-19, and finds a new skill in the process.