A random act of kindness by a McDonald’s worker in Chicago brought tears to the eyes of a customer who witnessed the touching encounter.
Destiny Carreno, who had ducked into the fast food outlet after work, couldn’t contain her emotions, saying it was the “kindest and most humble thing I have ever seen”.
Since she posted the story to Facebook, it has been shared more than 333,000 times.
It all began when cashier Kenny Soriano-Garcia shut down his till during rush hour to help feed a disabled man. Sitting down with him, he helped the man cut up his food so he could eat it more easily.
“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,’” Carreno said.
“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.
“The cashier came out from the kitchen, sat down, and began cutting the man’s meal and helped him eat,” Carreno posted.
“At that point, the tears started to gather in my eyes. My heart was so appreciative for what he did.”
Soriano-Garcia has since been honoured with an award by McDonald’s for his exceptional service.