The dinner rush at fast food restaurants is regularly filled with long lines, hungry people and hurried staff who are in a rush to fill hundreds of orders in a short amount of time. It can be a stressful and demanding time for fast food employees, which is part of why Destiny Carreno was so moved when she witnessed a beautiful act of compassion.
As she was in line at a McDonalds in Chicago, there was an older handicapped gentleman in front of her, and something transpired that would move her to tears, as she shared in the following story:
“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.
How many shares and likes can Kenny the cashier get for his awesome service for those in need?
#McDonald’s #13838 #Compassion #SocialResponsibility”
While it wasn’t part of his job to go out of his way for the older gentleman, this kind cashier closed down his register, brought the man his food and cut it up for him, and even helped the man eat it.
Some of the most beautiful acts of love and compassion happen when a stranger is in need, and when a person responds with their heart by taking the time to help them.
If you see someone in need this week, consider responding with your loving heart and offering to help them. It could be a senior struggling to rake their leaves or shovel their sidewalk, it could be a homeless person begging on the street who is near starvation, or it could be a sweet man who needs help cutting up his dinner. Let love guide your actions this week, and watch the beauty that arises from it.
You are Loved.
Please share this good news with others: when we share stories and examples of compassion and kindness, we inspire and encourage others to be kind and compassionate in their own daily lives, making the world a better place for everyone.