A McDonald’s employee in Chicago is gaining praise after a photo of him helping a disabled customer eat his meal during the busiest time of the day went viral.
Kenny, an employee of the fast food giant, was working behind the register when he left his post to go help an elderly disabled man.
A photo of Kenny helping the customer was secretly taken by another patron, Destiny Carrero.
She posted it to Facebook where it has over 354,000 shares. She wrote: “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.”
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The franchise owner, Rob Lubeznik, told NBC: “It’s a true testament to who Kenny is, and a reminder to us all that one seemingly small act of kindness can touch the hearts of so many.”
He also added that the company is very proud of Kenny and “overwhelmed by the positive response [Kenny] has received for his compassion and kindness.”
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