From The Daily Mail:
A McDonald's worker has been praised after he closed his register in the middle of rush hour in order to help a disabled man eat his food.
The worker, from the McDonald's store inside Union State, Chicago, and known only as Kenny, was secretly snapped helping the elderly man by Facebook user Destiny Carrero.
Ms Carrero explained that 'Kenny' had decided to help after the man approached the counter in his wheelchair and took his food, before asking: 'Please help me.'
Writing on Facebook, Ms Carrero said: 'As I waited in line to order at McDonald's, an elderly handicapped gentleman wheeled himself over to the cashier in front of me.
'From what I saw, the gentleman may have had a case of quadriplegia, the same medical condition my uncle has.
'The man politely tried to ask the cashier something and it took him a few tries before either of us could understand he was saying "Help me please".
'Neither of us knew what help he needed, and the cashier suggested a few things before he figured out the gentleman needed help cutting and eating his meal.
'To be honest, I thought the cashier wasn't going to help, especially during rush hour in downtown Chicago, but to my shock, he shut down his register and disappeared from view - not to get away from helping him, but to wash his hands and put gloves on!
'The cashier came out from the kitchen, sat down, and began cutting the man's meal and helped him eat.
'At that point, the tears started to gather in my eyes. My heart was so appreciative for what he did. I couldn't contain my emotions in the crowded restaurant.
'This employee, who put everything on hold for this man, went above and beyond his responsibilities to help this handicapped customer out. That was the kindest and most humble thing I had ever seen.'
Since being posted online, the image has been shared more than a quarter of a million times.
Facebook user Yolanda Garay-Beaudion commented on the image, saying 'you have me in tears here!' while Eva Cristine Aguirre-Beck added: 'I would even write to McDonald's about that. That employee deserves to be recognized by corporate.'
It is not clear whether McDonald's have been made aware of Kenny's kind gesture, or if he has received any recognition for it.
Kenny was also recognized for his kind act by his employer. According to a statement provided to The Huffington Post, he was honored during an award presentation at work on Wednesday.
"We are very proud of Kenny, and overwhelmed by the positive response he has received for his compassion and kindness," Rod Lubeznik, owner of the McDonald's franchise, said in a statement. "It’s a true testament to who Kenny is, and a reminder to us all that one seemingly small act of kindness can touch the hearts of so many."