Dairy Queen Worker’s Good Deed has gone ViralBy: Lindsay McCane - September 20, 2013
A recent act of kindness by a Dairy Queen manager has gone viral and shows that there are still good people in the world.
Joey Prusak was going about his regular job serving customers when he noticed a visually impaired man drop a $20 bill from his wallet. A woman behind the man in line quickly reached down and grabbed the money, but instead of handing it to the man, she put it in her purse.
“She picked it up so quickly that I thought she was going to give it back but she just stood there and waited,” Prusak told TODAY.com. “I was extremely confused when she let the man walk by. She just stood there and put it in her purse and I was like, ‘Really?’
Having witnessed the whole thing, Prusak confronted the woman and told her to give the money back. She refused and insisted that the money was hers. That is when Prusak asked her to leave.
“She made a big scene, but I told her I couldn’t serve her, so she stormed out,” he said. “Everyone that was in the store at the time was kind of in shock. They just looked at each other like, ‘did that really happen?’ and kept to ourselves,” he said.
One customer, who commended Prusak for his genuine kindness, wrote a letter to Prusak’s boss describing the incident and the way that Prusak handled himself in the situation. He finished his letter by saying: “Joey has forever sealed my fate as a life long customer of the Main Street Dairy Queen.”
Prusak didn’t expect or want any recognition for his good deed. He says that he was just doing what was right.
“I didn’t expect it to go anywhere. I didn’t tell anyone. I didn’t tell my boss. I didn’t even tell my own parents,” he said. “A lot of people are saying ‘thank you’ for what I did. Just telling me that means a lot. I was just doing what I thought was right,” he recalled. “I did it without even really thinking about it. … Ninety-nine out of 100 people would’ve done the same thing as me.”
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