Walmart cashier steps in when nail salon turns away woman who uses wheelchair
BURTON, Mich. — A simple act of kindness is making a big impact. When a Walmart cashier in Burton saw a customer get turned away from the store’s nail salon, she took matters into her own hands.
Together, the two picked out some polish and relaxed in the seating area at Subway for a manicure.
“And you know, she moved her hands a little bit and she kept saying she was sorry. And, I told her don’t say that. I said you’re fine,” Ebony Harris said.
It was a simple act of patience and kindness that’s still making Angela smile.
“I thought that was so nice of her and I already felt comfortable with her because, like I said, I shop at Walmart a lot,” Angela Peters said.
Harris has no qualms with the nail salon, but she hopes her actions inspire others to treat people with disabilities the way they would want to be treated themselves.
“We’re not trying to bash the nail salon. We’re not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad,” she said. “But maybe spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they’re people too. She’s a girly girl. She’s just like you, me, Tasia, my daughter, anybody. She wants to look pretty, you know, and so why can’t she?”
Sitting next to her new friend at her store inside Collette’s Vintage and Antique Mall, Peters said she’s grateful not only for Harris’ help, but a beautiful manicure too.
“I’m like wow. These are amazing!” she said.
“I told her she’s a blessing to us, to anybody, not just me. She makes me look at life and appreciate it much more than, you know, what I have been,” Harris added.
The three plan to continue their friendship, already scheduling a dinner at Peters’ favorite restaurant in town.