This is sweeter than maple syrup!
Keshia Dotson, an IHOP customer in Illinois, recently shared a touching moment between an IHOP server and a disabled customer, and the sweet snap has gone viral!
The server in question, Joe Thomas, is helping the disabled customer eat in the photo, while her husband enjoys his own meal.
Dotson shared the photo (above) and wrote:
“Today while visiting your Springfield, IL location on Dirksen I witnessed a very touching moment involving one of your servers. A man and disabled women were dining and your server sat down with them and proceeded to help feed the disabled woman while her companion enjoyed his food. My faith in humanity has been restored a little today.
“UPDATE: Dale and “Ma” and reached out and are so thrilled by all the positive feedback they are also very thankful for the all the recognition that Joe (our wonderful server) as received. — thank you all for your kind words. :)”
Thomas was later interviewed about the incident, and had this to say of his patrons:
“They are just really nice people really. I always see him stop eating to feed her and I was like ‘heck, if I’m not doing anything why don’t I go feed her so he can eat and everyone can be happy?’ My parents always told me to treat people equally and that’s what I try to do all the time.”
What a kind-hearted soul! Wow!
Since the photo went viral, Thomas has been moved by all the positive feedback:
“It really felt good for somebody to actually see another person is doing something and take notice. It felt good, but at the same time I was like I really don’t care for the recognition to much because it’s just something that should automatically be done regardless. I am out there to help anyone if I can, don’t really look for anything in return just have a good day and that’s it.”
Thomas also revealed that since the photo took off he’s gotten a job opportunity as a nurse!
How awesome! We need more people like him in this world!
[Image via Keshia Dotson/Facebook.]