After she got out of work late, Kolbie Sanders realized she hadn’t eaten anything all day. And because she was hungry, she went to the first place she found that was open. It was 1 am, so her options were limited. But when she got to the Texas Whataburger, she realized everyone else had the same idea. She waited in line.
That’s when she happened to see the cashier slip a note to the couple standing in line before her. Kolbie happened to have noticed what it read. And when the meaning dawned on her, she was openly shocked. How could the cashier so readily admit that to the strange couple?
Kolbie was intrigued and needed to know more…
Because the burger joint shouldn’t have been so busy at that time of night, and Kolbie was hungry, she started to look for the reason why. That’s when she saw the guy pass the note…She shared her account of the shocking even on Facebook via Love What Matters:
“I realize the line isn’t really moving so I start paying attention as to why, because there were several people working in the back. That’s when I notice the cashier talking to a young couple in front of me. The girl ordered her food and the cashier just looked at her, smiled, and very faintly said ‘I am deaf, can you please talk slower.’ The girl lit up and said ‘oh, of course!’ and I heard her slow down her order for him. He still wasn’t able to catch on so he smiled again, and got a piece of paper and a pen for them to write down their order. They did so without hesitation. Without a sign of impatience, just pure joy and genuine kindness to be helping that young working man do his job.
“I watched even after I placed my own order to see how everyone would react to him, to see if anyone would lose their temper with him taking extra long or get impatient because they were having to be hungry even longer, and I was surprised because not one person acted rude or impatient. Every customer complied with him and wrote down their orders without any complaints, just smiling back at him.”
Kolbie decided to share her story for a purpose:
“I’m sharing this for two reasons. One, because he is a deaf person and has a job. He is disabled and is able to work at a place that forces him to strengthen his disability by communicating with people daily. He is a special person that was given a fair chance at a job and does so willingly and with a smile on his face. THAT is utterly impressive and remarkable. Kudos to Whataburger alone for allowing this young man to work
“And second, with how twisted the world is becoming and after seeing so many people bully others on a daily basis, I can’t tell you how refreshing it was to see these small acts of kindness demonstrated from so many different people. Seeing people forget their pride or their problems or even their hunger is something you don’t see often. But at the end of the day, it’s about others, not ourselves.
“This was eye-opening for me and I will never forget that moment.”
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