Walmart cashier steps in when nail salon refuses wheelchair-bound woman

Published: Aug. 3, 2018 at 9:44 PM EDT
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"I was like making sandwiches and I was watching her like," Tasia Smith said her view Thursday brought her to tears."

She works at the Subway inside the Burton Walmart Super Center.

That's where she captured a photo, that's since gone viral, of Walmart cashier Ebony Harris skipping her break to paint customer Angela Peters' nails.

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

Ebony explained she watched the nail salon, loctaed just a few feet over, refuse to do Angela's nails. So, she decided to do something about it.

"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," Ebony said.

Together, the two picked out some polish and posted up at the Subway for a manicure.

"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," Ebony explained.

It was a simple act of patience and kindness that's still making Angela smile.

"I thought that was so nice of her and I already felt comfortable with her because like I said I shop at Walmart a lot," Angela said.

"We're not tyring to bash the nail salon, we're not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad," Ebony explained. "But maybe, spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they're people too. 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?"

Sitting next to her new friend at her store inside Collette's Vintage and Antique Mall, Angela said she's grateful not only for Ebony's help, but a beautiful manicure too.

"I'm like wow. These are amazing!" she said.

"I told her she's a blessing to us, to anybody, not just me. She makes me look at life and appreciate it much more than, you know, what I have been," Ebony added.

The three plan to continue their friendship, already scheduling a dinner at Angela's favorite restaurant in town.

To check out Angela's business, stop by Collette's Vintage and Antique Mall Wednesday through Friday or the Davison Farmer's Market on Saturdays. It's called Heavenly Poems For You.