Woman Went Out For Late-Night Dinner, Witnessed Act Of Kindness

A Texas woman got off of work late one night and was starving, but since it was 1 a.m., there weren't many places open for her to grab a bite to eat. She stopped at a local Whataburger restaurant and found that she wasn't the only one grabbing a late dinner.

There was a line, and she waited patiently. Then she saw the cashier do something that inspired her.

Kolbie Sanders was a customer at Whataburger, a popular Texas fast food chain, when she saw the cashier trying to take the order of a customer. The cashier, 20-year-old Taylor Pope, told the customer, "I am deaf, can you please talk slower?"

The place was unusually busy for that hour of the night, so there was only one person manning the registers. It wouldn't have been a huge surprise if the customers became impatient or started complaining, but the exact opposite happened.

The customer simply said, "Oh, of course," and she then wrote down her order for Pope. Pope did not rush her, nor did anyone else in line. In fact, the rest of the waiting customers began pulling out paper and pens and started writing their own orders down as they waited.

"I thought that was very interesting because I work in the food-service industry and you don't come across nice and patient people that often," said Sanders. "I wondered if someone was going to be mad and say something, but no one was. Everyone was polite and that's when I took the picture."

Sanders snapped posted the picture and the story to Facebook. It began going viral and landed on the 'Love What Matters' page.

"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," Sanders wrote in her post.

After Pope's story went viral he started getting visits from the media. Reporters wanted his take on the incident.

“[It’s] so heartwarming to know there are so many good people in the world that lets me be their inspiration," said Pope.

Sanders and Pope were brought for a face-to-face meeting and have since become friends.

"He and I text now, we're friends and it's pretty cool," Sanders said."[Pope's] extremely shy, but you can tell by his eyes, he's very kind and sweet. [Whataburger] is one of the only places that would hire him because he's deaf. He's hoping that since this story's going viral, more people will be able to see the things he’s capable of doing."

Jennifer Pope, the cashier's mother, says that the attention Sanders' post got really boosted her son's confidence.

"More of the fact that Kolbie took the time to write that and being so observant for what's going on. For Taylor, it gave him a sense of pride that the hard work he's done is paying off for him. He's struggled in the past to fit in, so it's great," she said.

Source: Mad World News
Photos: Kolbie Sanders/Facebook

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