Everyday heroes can be created in the most unlikely places. Like this story of a McDonald’s employee who put his job on the line for a total stranger.
Destiny Carreno stopped by her local McDonald’s for a bite to eat. Just before ordering her food, an elderly man in a wheelchair made his way in front of her. Destiny watched as the man placed his order and tried to communicate with the cashier. The only discernible word phrase was ‘Help Me Please.’
Destiny’s first hand account of what happened next was too beautiful not to share. Check out her post in full below.
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.
Moments like this come around once in a lifetime. After Destiny’s photo went viral the big hearted employee was identified by the owner of the franchise as Kenny. He added the restaurant chain is “overwhelmed by the positive response [Kenny] has received for his compassion and kindness.”
Be like Kenny. Help those around you without a second thought. You never know how far the ripples of your kindness will go.
Share and spread a smile!