Walmart Employee Gives Woman With Cerebral Palsy A Manicure After A Nail Salon Wouldn't

"I just wanted to make her day special."

When a nail salon in Burton, Mich. reportedly refused to give a woman named Angela Peters a manicure, a Walmart cashier named Ebony Harris stepped in to give the woman a manicure herself. Peters has cerebral palsy, causing her hands to shake, and uses a wheelchair. 

According to ABC-12, Harris took her lunch break to do Peters's nails at a Subway, and the duo picked out nail polish colors together. 

Subway employee Tasia Smith witnessed the heartwarming moment and shared photos on Facebook of Harris painting Peters's nails with a striking blue nail polish.

She wrote, "Thank you to the Walmart workers for making this beautiful girl's day!"

The post quickly went viral with Smith, Peters, and Harris doing multiple interviews together.

Harris made it clear she was concerned about Peters and it was not her intention to "bash the nail salon."

"I just wanted to make her day special. I didn't really want her day to be ruined," she told ABC-12. "That's why I did it ... Plus, she's a sweetie."

Harris hopes their viral story will help inspire others to be more compassionate for people of all walks of life. "No matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they're people, too," Harris said. "[Peters is] a girly girl. She's just like you, me, Tasia, my daughter, anybody. She wants to look pretty, you know, and so why can't she?"

It's an important thing to remember considering nearly one in five people in the United States — 56.7 million people — have a disability, according to a 2010 report by Americans with Disabilities

In addition to hopefully inspiring more empathy in others, the experience has led to a friendship between Harris, Peters, and Smith. They are reportedly planning to get together and remain in contact.

(H/T: Popsugar)


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