And now for something to file away in your "Reminders there's still good in the world" folder!
For all their faults and foibles, sometimes we truly are lucky to live in a time when everyone has a camera in their pocket. Because every now and then, someone catches someone else in the act of something wonderful.
And a recent afternoon at a Chick-Fil-A in Corpus Christi, Texas was one of those times!
Ashley Guzman, a 19-year-old employee at the Chick-Fil-A, was nearing the end of her shift after a busy lunch rush, when a regular customer, Arturo Ramirez, came in. Ramirez is disabled and in a wheelchair, and the Chick-Fil-A employees always help him out when he comes in.
But this particular day, Guzman went above and beyond simply assisting Mr. Ramirez with his purchase.
"[U]sually, we help him around and get his food," Guzman told Corpus Christi's KIII TV, "but that day I helped him. I got him his food and I went around and I sat with him."
And as a diner, Jessica Gomez, noticed, Guzman even helped feed Mr. Ramirez his lunch. Gomez was touched by the gesture of kindness and snapped a photo which she posted to her Facebook page, pointing out that Guzman went "above and beyond," even cutting up the man's food for him.
And on social media, people were just as moved as Gomez!
A good soul. https://t.co/gDl6PyDM97— Dave Marino (@Dave Marino) 1546910684.0
Our New Year's Resolution: Help people more https://t.co/8KQgslqmkC— BritishExpats.com (@BritishExpats.com) 1546983948.0
#KindnessRocks!!!! You make Texas proud!!! https://t.co/jHCsObOpl7— Charlene Lopez (@Charlene Lopez) 1546978040.0
@FOXLA This gives me life— Lamont Johnson (@Lamont Johnson) 1546972361.0
@andresuribe76 @FOXLA Thank good people like her still exist.— Leticia (@Leticia) 1546984892.0
The world needs more good people like this. Chick-fil-A employee assists disabled man with lunch https://t.co/YBhC0g1Oif— James Tutten (@James Tutten) 1547064739.0
Mr. Ramirez's family is said to be deeply grateful for Guzman's gesture, and Chick-Fil-A Operations Director Melissa Tamez said, "It tells us a lot about her. She has a really good heart."
But for Guzman, it's all in a day's work.
"It makes me feel good that I can have a connection with somebody and make their day a little bit better, or give them some positivity, because you don't know what people are going through."
Words to live by!