See How This Wal-Mart Employee Stepped Up For a Customer with Cerebral Palsy
“No matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they’re people, too”
We love how two Michigan co-workers and friends stepped up and made a customer’s day after she was rudely denied service at a nail salon. Angela Peters, a young woman and regular shopper with cerebral palsy, was apparently turned away from having her nails painted because of her disability. Cerebral palsy, also known as CP, is a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.
Walmart employee Ebony Harris wasn’t having it, and responded by buying nail polish and taking Angela over to Walmart’s in-store Subway restaurant, where her friend Tasia Smith works, to give her a pretty manicure of her own!
“Today, this sweet girl went into nail salon ‘Da Vi nails’ and they denied her service because ‘she moves too much,'” Tasia shared on her Facebook page, with photos of the glam session. “Out of the kindness of the Walmart workers’ hearts they went and bought nail polish and came into my work to paint this sweet girl’s nails. They were so patient with her (which she did great, barely moved & was just so sweet). It’s an absolute shame that they denied her for some thing so little. They will not be getting any service from me ever again! Thank you to the Walmart workers for making this beautiful girls day!”
The girls decided to share their interactions on social media to inspire others to promote little acts of kindness – and not let negativity slide.
“We’re not trying to bash the nail salon. We’re not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad,” Ebony added. “But maybe spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they’re people too. She’s a girly girl. She’s just like you, me, Tasia, my daughter, anybody. She wants to look pretty, you know, and so why can’t she?”
We love this! You don’t have to be rich, or famous, to change someone’s life (and inspire millions of people on the Internet!) with a simple act of kindness. Way to go, girls!
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