Honorable Dairy Queen Employee Does the Right Thing

    September 18, 2013

After a visually impaired man dropped a twenty dollar bill on the floor at a Minnesota Diary Queen, employee Joey Prusak called out the woman who’d picked it up and put it in her purse. Prusak is being praised online for his good deed, and the Daily mail has nominated him for the “Nice Guy hall of Fame.”

The woman who grabbed the bill denied the whole thing, and Prusak asked her to leave the premises. Another customer saw the whole thing and emailed the manager, which made its rounds on Reddit. Prusak explained, “the lady behind him just picked it up and put it in her purse – As if no one saw it.”

Here’s a copy of the email:

The 19-year-old Prusak, who’d been working at the Hopkins Dairy Queen for 5 years, knew the visually impaired patron – “He’s a regular and he always pays with a debit card. He doesn’t use a wallet, so when he pulled out his card, the cash fell to the ground.” When the woman grabbed the money, Prusak confronted her – “I said, ‘Ma’am, can you please return the gentleman’s money?'”

The woman made a scene, and then left with the money. So Prusak gave the man a twenty from his own wallet. When the manager got the email about the matter, he wasn’t even aware of the incident. When said manager questioned Prusak, then teen explained that “It felt like the right thing to do.”

For more good deed documentation, check out this compilation video of Russian dashboard cameras, capturing various good Samaritans in action.

Images courtesy of Reddit and Joey Prusak.