A young restaurant manager couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a woman pocketing a $20 bill that belonged to a blind man. Angry at what he was seeing, he told her to leave the premises and then helped the man out.
In September 2013, Joey Prusak, a restaurant manager at a Dairy Queen store in Minneapolis, was serving customers when he noticed a visually impaired man had dropped a $20 bill. When a woman in line saw that the man hadn’t realized this, she quickly picked up the bill and 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,” the then-19-year-old told TODAY. “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?’”
Prusak couldn’t believe what he saw and told the woman to give the money back. She refused and told Prusak the money was hers.
When Prusak couldn’t get her to return the money, he told the woman to leave.
“She made a big scene, but I told her I couldn’t serve her, so she stormed out,” Prusak recalled.
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The rest of the customers had seen this scene unfolding in front of them, and one of them decided to tell Prusak’s boss about it after witnessing what he did next for the man.
In a letter to Prusak’s boss, the customer wrote that Prusak approached the man and took out his wallet and gave him $20, and said: “Sir, on behalf of the Dairy Queen, I would like to give you the $20 you dropped on the ground as you walked away from the counter.”
“I was in shock by the generosity that your employee had, taking his own money out of his own wallet to give to the customer because some other lady decided to steal something that wasn’t hers,” the customer wrote.
The letter was later posted on Facebook by one of Prusak’s co-workers, and soon, people were praising him for his act of kindness, TODAY reported.
Dairy Queen Manager, Joey Prusak, witnessed a blind customer drop a $20 bill. A woman behind him picked it up and put it…
“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.”
Prusak even received a phone call from billionaire Warren Buffett, whose company owns Dairy Queen, thanking him for his actions.
“I go, ‘What I would like to know is why you’re calling here?’ He goes ‘I just wanted to call and thank you for all that you did. It means a lot to me,’” he told WCCO.
Kudos to Prusak for helping the man and standing his ground against the woman for her actions.
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