Publix Custy Kieth Kiel was shopping and came upon this scene. Here's what he wrote on his Facebook page:
"I shopped at Publix tonight at Ormond Towne Square and saw this random act of kindness by a Publix employee. I took it quickly and I found out the employee's name later from his manager. An old man could not reach down to tie his shoe so not only did Gage tie the one but he did the other as well; all with a smile. I thought he should be recognized for his actions. Here is the picture I snapped on my iPhone."
Way to go Gage! RHU salutes you! Your Awesome Act of Kindness will inspire millions. And thank you to Kieth for acting quick enough to get the pic and then going further to get the name of the worker.
I went to my local McDicks today, and one of my two favourite cashiers there took my order, and asked if I'd wait two minutes so she could give me fresh fries. <3
I was happy to do so and thanked her, pleased that she liked me enough to do me that little favour. [And part of me thinks she might have given me a discount. My usual order is normally nine-something, I think, but it was eight-something. If only I wasn't such a scatter-brain, I'd know for sure.]
Either way, I always try and be a good custy for them, and in return I get greeted with a sincere smile and some nice chitchat when I order, and delicious, hot, terribly unhealthy fries. <3
From Reddit: Customer loyalty. Same boy, same barber, same chair.
Retail shout-out time!
I have four kids, and three of them go back to school on Monday. This weekend is the tax-free holiday in our state for school supplies and clothes, so it is the best time for me to do my shopping - our sales tax rate is over 9%. Well, I had a few awesome experiences that I want to share. Sorry, this is a bit long, but I don't want to leave anyone out.
I wanted to avoid the crowds as much as possible and I knew it would take multiple stops, so hubby and I got up early, made the kids breakfast, and were at the Bulls-eye right after they opened. There were probably 2 dozen cars already in the lot.
We got in and found most of what we needed fairly quickly, realized we needed to go elsewhere for the rest of it, and headed to the checkout. Once we were checking out, I realized that I had forgotten to load their app for my discounts before we got to the checkout.
Forgive me, Thrognar, I had a massive list, the kids were distracting me, and I was in pain!
I go to load it, and my phone has a massive brain fart. The cashier is completely unfazed, and I'm apologizing profusely because this exactly the kind of thing I try to avoid.
She suspends my transaction and we move out of the way so she can take care of the other customers while I restart my phone and I finally get the app open. The never once lost her smile or her patience, and she let me get back up to the register as soon as I was ready. I was very thankful for her consideration in my moment of brain fog.
Okay, so we run to the green tree to get a few things that we knew would be best to get there, and head over to the depot because my oldest has a 3" binder on her list. We luck out and get a spot at the door (yay!), and we are immediately greeted when we walk in. I tell the associate what we are looking for, and he lets me know that they actually have some on CLEARANCE because they are discontinuing certain ones and takes me to where they are. I saved $5 on that purchase simply because he took the time to tell me.
Our last shopping stop was at Floor Blue for the last couple of things because I knew they had them on sale. We grab what we need, and I decide to pick up some of the chocolate they have at the register for my dad. My little girl (age 6) started to grab at the candy, and I tell her to leave it alone. The cashier thanked me and said she doesn't hear that nearly often enough. She also commented at how well my kids behaved, and that just made my day. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right.
Okay, the final piece of the story... after all that shopping it was lunchtime and we were all hungry, so we went to our favorite Saturday spot (they do kids eat free on Saturday). We order and go sit down, employee brings out our food, and my 3-year-old is begging daddy for his Rotel dip. I tell him I'll go get him some. Kid loves it and it's only a buck, so why deny it? He did really well through all the shopping.
The employee hears me, says she'll go get it, and she wouldn't let me pay for it. She's in there basically every time we come in, and she's always sweet as can be and seems to genuinely love her job and the kids. It was a much-appreciated gesture to this tired mom.
I am so thankful for all the fantastic people that helped me and were patient with me today.
Being “a regular” has its rewards, such as surprisingly meaningful relationships with employees.
The “regulars” at this bank experienced firsthand just how far those relationships can go when the bank temporarily turned its ATMs into “Automated Thanking Machines.”
You can see the sheer joy and surprise on their faces – and you can even hear the “ATM” get a little choked up.
Sheesh I have had an unlucky run of events! Luckily, I've also had the greatest repair/retail workers to help me out.
Its no secret I have some issues with confidence and probably anxiety, and I use video games and internet as a crutch. Music as a last ditch effort. Well, My 3DS recently gave up the ghost. Plugged it in one night, unplugged it the next morning right after breakfast and suddenly it stops turning on.
It has been a really stressful summer for my family with huge expenses and medical discoveries and more expenses. I am now living HOURS away from everyone I know with next to no cell service and awful internet. So when it died, I was absolutely crushed.
I called the Nintendo offices for a repair, and nearly shit myself when they told me how much it was to diagnose and repair it (about a hundred bucks).
I was having a really really shit day and was trying so damn hard to not cry. The poor call service guy on the other end had to listen to me stutter and have long pauses like no tomorrow. I explained my financial situation, and that I appreciated his time, but I would have to hold off on the repair. I said goodbye and went to hang up and he stopped me and asked if he could just get me to answer a few more questions.
I figured it was a survey or something so I said okay. He asked just how rough my situation was at the moment and if I was ok, because I was obviously distressed sounding. I told him I had too many expenses to be able to handle right now because of moving and not finding a job yet and because I needed my money to buy work clothes. He went quiet for a little while and came back again asking for the serial number and specifics of the console and what happened again. A few more minutes passed and he quoted me a ridiculously amazing discount. I started sobbing. It was still more than I thought I could afford, plus shipping. He said it was alright, he would make a note on my profile about that and gave me a code to use if I could come back and be able to do the repair up to even a month from then.
My grandmother told me she would help out if I needed, and I got super lucky and found a decent price on something I needed online for working and just to make sure I am still healthy and happy. And a little bit of crunching and organizing, I WAS able to just afford that repair. I called back about a week later after all of that, and got a different associate. I explained why I was calling and that I had been helped before and had a reference number.
Excitedly going on about how I was so thankful and excited I could get my 3DS fixed. This guy was amazing too, it took a little bit to really explain everything and retell the issue for him, he honored the other associates promise- AND told me he could swing free shipping for me. I cried again out of friggin joy and elation. Like holy shit, it was such a ray of goddamned light rounding an end to a very shitty streak.
I managed to get it shipped out a few days ago, and am really hoping the person who owned it before me (I bought refurbished) didn't tamper with it so I don't need to buy a new one *knock on wood*- but Nintendo is amazing, and if they can't do a repair they don't charge you for the diagnostic on it.
So, I am just like incredibly thankful for these amazing people who worked so hard to help me out on that. It sucks I dont have my little crutch/safrty blanket of the 3DS to carry with me for the next few weeks, but I should hopefully have it back soon. Those guys are amazing and I honestly have so much gratitude for them. Knowing the shit they deal with and how awful some people can be when calling those places (especially after hearing stories on here), it really really makes me appreciate the work they did all the more.
From Huff Po:
During a recent visit to Texas, President Barack Obama made a stop at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, where he ordered a ton of meat and was seen giving a cashier one of his famous fist bumps.
That cashier -- Daniel Rugg Webb, a comedian and part-time employee at Franklin Barbecue -- told the Austin Chronicle the fist bump was a reaction to a gay sex joke:
As the president approached, Webb threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically. "Equal rights for gay people!"
"Are you gay?" the president asked.
"Only when I have sex," [Webb said.]
"That's when he laughed and said, 'Bump me,'" Webb says.
Webb said "it was just a lucky day to be the register girl" when the president, who reportedly ordered more than $300 worth of food for both his crew and the people he cut in line, visited the restaurant.
In June, Obama announced plans to sign an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors, saying it's "wrong" that some states still allow people to fire or harass employees solely based on their sexual orientation.
During his visit in Austin, Obama spoke about the ongoing border crisis and addressed Republicans' recent claims he should be impeached.
From Huff Po:
Michael Sulsona of Staten Island, New York, has not led an easy life. The former Marine lost both of his legs in the Vietnam War when he was 20 years old, according to WABC. Sulsona has since used a wheelchair.
Last Monday, his wheelchair broke in a Lowe's store in Staten Island, and he found himself in a desperate situation. In a letter to Staten Island Advance, Sulsona wrote that three compassionate employees, David, Marcus, and Souleyman, sprung into action and placed him in a separate chair while they worked on repairing the wheelchair.
"The actions of these three employees at Lowe's showed me there are some who still believe in stepping to the plate," the veteran wrote.
Sulsona left the store filled with gratitude, and with a wheelchair that he says was "like new." The veteran was especially moved by the employees' actions, as he says he had been waiting for two years for a new wheelchair to be issued from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and that the agency told him that he is not eligible for a spare wheelchair.
However, after his experience at Lowe's attracted national attention, Buzzfeed reported that the VA delivered a custom wheelchair to Sulsona on Tuesday.
"We were very sorry to hear about the reported circumstances surrounding Mr. Sulsona’s request for a new wheelchair," a VA spokesperson told the outlet. "We quickly investigated and can report the veteran’s new custom wheelchair was delivered to him today and it along with his back up will be serviced by the VA as needed."
While Sulsona is grateful for his new chair which he described as "incredible," he prefers to focus on the Lowe's employees who helped him.
"This whole story is based around three good guys," Sulsona told the Staten Island Advance. "I think it's really important that we all be like these people who wanted to help me; things would be so much easier."