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IHOP International Pancake Day

Source: Radio One Staff / Radio One Houston

A really cool thing happened at an IHOP in Springfield, IL. A customer Keshia Dotson witnessed a very touching moment involving one of the servers, and posted it on IHoPs facebook page.

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She wrote, “A man and disabled women were dining and your server sat down with them and proceeded to help feed the disabled woman while her companion enjoyed his food. My faith in humanity has been restored a little today.”

The IHOP servers name is Joe Thomas, and he has worked there for 11 years.

The woman in the photo has Huntington disease, a disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. She comes in once a week with her husband.

Thomas said he noticed that each time the couple came in for a meal, the woman’s husband would help his wife eat first while allowing his food to go cold.

One day, he decided to sit down at the table and feed the customer while allowing her husband to eat his food. “I didn’t really offer. I just started doing it,” he said. “I told the gentleman to ‘Sit down, eat your food. I got her.’”

“I really treat people like I want to be treated,” Thomas said. “If I get to be that age and something happened to me I would want someone to help me out.”

What a blessing!


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