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When A Man Couldn't Feed Himself At McDonald's An Employee Did The Most Awesome Thing

A little compassion goes a long way.

On Sept. 16, Chicago resident Destiny Carreno decided to stop by her local McDonald's at Union Station after work. What she saw inside moved her to tears.

While waiting in line she noticed a worker helping to feed a man in a wheelchair who needed assistance.

She uploaded the picture to Facebook, which has since been shared by close to 250,000 people.

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She explained the story in the post, which reads, in part:

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. 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, especially since it hit me so close to home with my own uncle.

The cashier came out from the kitchen, sat down, and began cutting the man's meal and helped him eat.

This employee, who put everything on hold for this man, went above and beyond his responsibilities to help this handicapped customer out. That was the kindest and most humble thing I had ever seen.

Others were also moved by the cashier's gesture.


BuzzFeed has reached out to Carenno and McDonald's for comment.