First, one such person that Chris left a strong impression on was a man he befriended Wayne Westerberg. Westerberg met Chris when Chris was out hitchhiking and Wayne happen to pull over and pick him up and give him a ride. When, first meeting each other Wayne already wanted to take Chris under his wing. Later Wayne hired Chris at the grain elevator he owned though at the time they meet Chris called himself Alex. At first meeting one could tell McCandless left an impression. Especially after Wayne commented in the book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, how Chris was the hardest worker he had ever seen considering he has met a lot of workers in his lifetime. Another example could be shown how when Chris stayed in Carthage he left a lasting bond with not just Westerberg, but on the town too. What also left a strong impression of Chris was that he was able to leave a strong impression on Wayne’s mother. Wayne comments tha...
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...a strong impression on them as well. Though the people he left the strongest impressions on was for sure Wayne Westerberg, Jan Burres, her boyfriend Bob, and finally that person who was affected surely the most after meeting Chris Ronald Franz. All these people already figured just in the first meeting the Chris was special and that they wouldn’t forget him even if when they all first met McCandless he was a hitchhiker who they ended up giving a ride to. Though, what it really came to be was that the time Chris spent with each of them left them a great impression of him. In conclusion, all these people thought that McCandless was great, kind, intelligent, hardworking unique man they would not forget. This would, in the end, leave a lasting impression on each of them including others he might have met on his journey that was just the type of man he was in the end.
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