A hero walks the streets of Chicago. A hero named… Kenny.
A photo of a McDonald's cashier known only as Kenny has gone viral since it was first posted to Facebook about a week ago.
Seeing this today brought tears to my eyes! Compassion has NOT gone out of style.Today I made a quick stop at McDonald... Posted by Destiny Carreno on Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In the post, customer Destiny Carreno claimed she was in line at the fast food chain when a handicapped senior approached the register in his wheelchair and asked the cashier for help.
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.
The cashier washed his hands, tossed on a pair of gloves, walked over to the elderly man's table, cut his meal and helped the man 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… That was the kindest and most humble thing I had ever seen.
The Internet agrees. With over 290,000 shares on Facebook alone, Kenny's act of kindness affected more than just the customer he helped.
Rod Lubeznik, the owner of the McDonald's where Carreno snapped the photo, mentioned in a statement the pride the company feels for Kenny's display of “compassion and kindness.”
The statement reportedly read,
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.
Kenny's actions were formally acknowledged during a rewards ceremony.
We could all stand to be a little more like Kenny.