Walmart cashier steps in to do wheelchair-bound woman's nails when 'salon turns her away'

Lowenna Waters
Sunday 05 August 2018 10:00
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Picture:(Tasia Smith / Facebook )

If you're looking for a heartwarming story to improve your day, then look no further. This simple act of kindness has gone viral for all the right reasons.

When a Walmart cashier from Burton said she witnessed a disabled wheelchair-bound woman getting turned away from the store's nail salon, she wasn't about to just sit by and do nothing.

Tasia Smith worked at the Subway store at the Burton Walmart on Court Street, when she witnessed the beautiful moment which "brought her to tears".

Taking to Facebook, she posted a heartfelt message and two photographs capturing the moment in a post that has now gone viral:

Today, this sweet girl went into Burton Wal-Mart's nail salon "Da Vi nails" and they denied her service because "she moves too much".

Out of the kindness of the Walmart workers' hearts they went and bought nail polish and came into my work to paint this sweet girls nails.

They were so patient with her (which she did great, barely moved & was just so sweet).

Its an absolute shame that they denied her for some thing so little. They will not be getting any service from me ever again! Thank you to the walmart workers for making this beautiful girls day! 

On July 31, Walmart cashier Ebony Harris said she witnessed the superstore's nail salon 'Da Vi Nails' turn away Angela Peters, who is wheelchair bound because of suffering from cerebral palsy, because her hands shake, reports WJRT.

So, Harris spent her break picking out nail varnish colours with Peters, before relaxing in the seating area in Subway to give her a stunning manicure. Speaking to the news site, she said:

I just wanted to make her day special. I didn't really want her day to be ruined. That's why I did it. And plus she's a sweetie.

She continued:

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.

She also hammered home that she's not trying to slander the nail salon, but simply to raise awareness about the struggles people with disabilities face:

We're not trying to bash the nail salon. We're not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad.

But maybe spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what colour 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?

The simple act of kindness really brightened Peters' day, and she truly loved her new manicure. Speaking to the news site, she said:

I thought that was so nice of her and I already felt comfortable with her.

I'm like wow. These are amazing!

The three women aim to continue their friendship after they bonded over the now viral simple act of kindness.

Speaking of her new friend, Harris 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.

indy100 has contacted Da Vi Nails Walmart for comment.

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