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A Woman with Cerebral Palsy Was Denied at Nail Salon — Then a Walmart Employee Stepped Up

Wheelchair-bound individual was told she was 'shaking too much,' but a thoughtful stranger changed the hurt to hope

Image Credit: Tasia Smith, Facebook

Sometimes it seems there really are angels among us — special people who see a need and act on it without hesitation.

This happened last week in a Walmart in Burton, Michigan, in a touching story that is now going viral.

A wheelchair-bound woman reportedly was turned away from the in-store nail salon because her hands shake — due to her cerebral palsy.

Dejected, Angela Peters, the owner of “Heavenly Poems for You,” left the nail salon and was surprised to see Walmart cashier Ebony Harris — a watchful stranger who offered to do her nails for her.

Together the women picked out the perfect color for Peters, then sat at a Subway restaurant table inside the same Walmart for the nail-painting.

“I just wanted to make her day special. I didn’t really want her day to be ruined. That’s why I did it. And plus she’s a sweetie,” Harris told local news station WJRT.

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“And you know, she moved her hands a little bit and she kept saying she was sorry. And, I told her don’t say that. I said you’re fine,” she added.

Tasia Smith, an employee at the Subway, snapped a photo of the sweet moment.

In the picture, Peters is displayed beaming as Harris paints her nails a sparkling, sassy blue.

Today, this sweet girl went into burton Wal-Mart's nail salon "Da Vi nails" and they denied her service because "she…

Posted by Tasia Smith on Monday, July 30, 2018

“Today, this sweet girl went into Burton Walmart’s nail salon ‘Da Vi Nails’ and they denied her service because ‘she moves too much.’ Out of the kindness of the Walmart workers’ hearts, they went and bought nail polish and came into my work to paint this sweet girl’s nails,” Smith wrote.

“They were so patient with her (she did great, barely moved & was just so sweet). It’s an absolute shame that they denied her for something so little. They will not be getting any service from me ever again! Thank you to the Walmart workers for making this beautiful girl’s day!” the woman added.

“I thought that was so nice of her [Harris] and I already felt comfortable with her because, like I said, I shop at Walmart a lot,” Angela Peters told WJRT of her new friend.

Smith’s post has gone viral with some 4,000 shares and hundreds of comments already.

“What a wonderful unselfish thing to do!! God will bless you!” wrote one commenter, while another wrote, “Give that girl [Harris] a raise and a promotion. She’s awesome!”

“I just wanted to post it for awareness and appreciation,” Smith said of her post, “because people needed to know what was going on with the business and Ebony deserved all the appreciation she could get.”

As for Harris, she wants to clarify that her deed isn’t an attempt to badmouth the nail salon.

“We’re not trying to bash the nail salon. We’re not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad. But maybe [we want to] spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they’re people, too,” she said.

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‘She’s 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?” she added.

“I told her she’s a blessing to us, to anybody, not just me,” the soft-spoken Harris explained.

“She makes me look at life and appreciate it much more than, you know … I have been.”

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