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Chicago McDonald's Worker Shows Random Act of Kindness

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The famous golden arches of McDonald’s are often under scrutiny. Whether it is allegations about their business practice that Eric Schlosser writes about in his book Fast Food Nation or their food being the cause of obesity as shown in the 2004 documentary Supersize Me, there are few good things to say about this company.

On rare occasions though there are a few positive stories that are linked to the world’s largest chain restaurant. In downtown Chicago on Wednesday September 16, 2015 customer Destiny Carrero was waiting in line at the local McDonald’s where she witnessed a wonderful act of kindness.

An ‘elderly handicapped gentleman’ approached the counter in his wheelchair and was asking for assistance. Destiny believed he suffered from quadriplegia as it seemed to look like the same condition that her uncle suffers from. It took both Destiny and the cashier awhile to understand what he was asking for. Eventually they realized he was saying “Please help me.”

Kenny, the McDonald's employee, proceeded to close his register in the middle of rush hour and disappeared into the kitchen. Ms. Carrero assumed he wasn't going to help the man but was surprised to find out he went to the back to wash his hands and put on gloves. Kenny proceeded to go over to the table where the man was sitting and helped him cut and eat his meal.

Seeing this act of kindness in a McDonalds, Destiny captured this moment in a photo and shared it via Facebook which quickly went viral. There have been more than 300,000 shares and numerous comments praising the patience and compassion Kenny has shown. Something that the there is never enough of.

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