A Walmart cashier is getting recognition all over social media after her little act of kindness was discovered by people online. Ebony Harris used her lunch break to help out a regular customer of hers, Angela Peters, who happens to have cerebral palsy.
While shopping at Walmart, Peters spoke with Harris as she usually does. Peters told the cashier that she had gone to the nail salon, but was refused service because “her hands move too much.” The shaking of her hands is part of her condition and cannot be helped. Harris decided she would make sure Peters got her manicure–and she used her lunch break to do so.
“I knew her from her coming in here shopping. I’ve helped her shop a couple of times. I just wanted to do her nails and I didn’t want her day to be ruined.”
Peters was clearly happy to have her nails done. The two picked out a sparkly blue color and talked the entire time they were having their beauty session. Peters left feeling overwhelmed with joy.
Harris said that Peters’ hands did shake a bit, but not much. Peters said she didn’t want people to boycott the nail salon or make a big fuss, and instead, wanted to raise awareness about people with disabilities.
“I forgive the nail people for not doing my nails. When people do us wrong we must forgive, if not we harbor bitterness. I don’t want anyone fired, I just [want to] educate people that people with different challenges like being in a wheelchair, we can have our own business and get our nails done like anyone else.”
A woman who works in the Subway store where the two girls were sitting saw the moment and took a picture, posting it on Facebook. The photo then went viral online as people were touched and moved by the story and Harris’ kindness.
To cashier: Thank you for being accepting, kind, open and so generous with your time! Your heart is beautiful!
To customer: Thank you for sharing your story and helping others realize we are all the same in so many ways! You are beautiful and an inspiration to many! ❤️❤️❤️
— Mama_dukes (@9th_chromosone) August 7, 2018
When you share this kind of story, we are reminded how much we all still care about each other. More stories like this please. What a special person.
— Bottom of the Main Line (@MainLineSpy) August 7, 2018
Great story. Humanity at its finest. Kindness costs us nothing.
— Quefucious (@Que7us89) August 7, 2018
— Liza Arias (@lizamarias) August 7, 2018
Ebony Harris, you are my hero.
Thank you for this kindness! https://t.co/O2HlRw7I18
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 7, 2018
When #EbonyHarris, who is a cashier at Walmart, saw Angela Peters, who is in a wheelchair, refused service from a nail salon, she stepped up. Ebony used her work break to paint Angela’s nails. Ebony Harris is my hero! ❤️ https://t.co/0uISuXn5vu
— Bailey???? (@pitbull_rescues) August 7, 2018
— Jennifer (@GiGiMcK) August 5, 2018
Wow! ???????????????????????????????? I was having a very trying and emotional morning but this….this just made my entire day. Thank you #AngelaPeters #EbonyHarris and you too @Walmart for hiring such an awesome women/angel. That moment was her life’s purpose to elevate Angela. ???????????????????? https://t.co/uf0702MJAv
— DanaSimone! (@iLoveDanaSimone) August 7, 2018
#EbonyHarris is a very good person.#Disabled people should not have endure the indignity of being denied access nor have to hope for random kindness from strangers to live the same quality of life as everyone else.
— Cade (@ceid_donn) August 7, 2018
— Jam Master Ray (@Wlcm2ThePrtyPal) August 7, 2018
— Jennifer Ludy Grove (@jludygrove) August 7, 2018