Most of us think changing the world means committing to a serious cause which would be time consuming. But it can often be the random little acts that make such a huge difference.
Chicago woman Destiny Carreno was waiting in line at McDonald’s when she noticed a worker leave his job and approach an elderly man in a wheelchair.
What she saw next led her to recording it on her phone and posting the story on Facebook.
Seeing this today brought tears to my eyes! Compassion has NOT gone out of style.
Today I made a quick stop at McDonald’s after work. As I waited in line to order, an elderly handicapped gentleman wheeled himself over to the cashier in front of me. From what I perceived, the gentleman may have had a case of quadriplegia, the same medical condition my uncle has.
The man politely tried to ask the cashier something and it took him a few tries before either of us could understand he was saying “Help me please”. Neither of us knew what help he needed, and the cashier suggested a few things before he figured out the gentleman needed help cutting and eating his meal.
To be honest, I thought the cashier wasn’t going to help, especially during rush hour in downtown Chicago, but to my shock, he shut down his register and disappeared from view….
Not to get away from helping him, but to wash his hands and put gloves on! I had to stick around and see how this would play out, especially since it hit me so close to home with my own uncle.
The cashier came out from the kitchen, sat down, and began cutting the man’s meal and helped him eat.
At that point, the tears started to gather in my eyes. My heart was so appreciative for what he did. I couldn’t contain my emotions in the crowded restaurant.
This employee, who put everything on hold for this man, went above and beyond his [responsibilities] to help this handicapped customer out. That was the kindest and most humble thing I had ever seen.
According to ABC News, the MacDonald’s employee, identified as Kenny, was given an award for his exceptional service.
Whether Kenny received his award for helping the disabled customer, we should all take inspiration from this act and be aware of people around us that may need our help.
Please share so others can be inspired and appreciate this small gesture that was so huge for one man in need.