We suspect that the current climate is such a hellscape, people are thirsty for any stories that point to the possible inherent goodness in humanity. Which may be why these two food-worker-related stories recently went viral after being posted to Facebook by grateful bystanders.
First, as Buzzfeed reports, a Jollibee delivery person in the Philippines was on a run when an elderly woman waved him over and demanded her own food order. On one hand, she seemed unclear on how delivery orders work, but on the other hand, who could blame her? Jollibee is delicious. So the delivery person phoned in her order for her, to the delight of Maris Mayol Tian, who posted on Facebook, “I honestly thought he would just ignore her, laugh and be on his way, but he actually took out his own cellphone, dialed a number, and ordered for her!” Her #KudosDeliveryGuy post has been viewed almost 350,000 times.
Not to be outdone, an employee at Albuquerque, New Mexico Wendy’s also earned kudos for helping a blind couple with their order, including getting them drinks; setting them up with straws, napkins, and ketchup; and bringing them their food. Cindy Griswold enthused in her own Facebook post that the employee treated the customers “with so much love.” But Yahoo News reports that the employee in question, Richard Wise-Attwood, downplayed his altruistic efforts, telling local TV network, KRQE, “I just did it because I knew they needed it.”
In this day and age, just simple common courtesy can count for a lot. So kudos to these two stand-up guys, with the hope that they will inspire even more compassionate acts among strangers.