How One Restaurant Worker's Act of Kindness Went Viral

An employee helped a disabled customer eat her meal at a Louisville-area eatery

Image;;playerWidth=680;playerHeight=416;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11484135;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixedHere’s a story about a restaurant worker who did the right thing, and a customer who was so impressed that he recorded it all on video to share with the world.

Ridge Quarles was working at a Qdoba restaurant in the Louisville, Kentucky, area when a familiar customer, a disabled woman, made an unusual request: “Sir, if you don’t mind, can you help me eat?”

Quarles did just that. And another customer in the Mexican fast-food eatery saw the entire interaction, captured it on video and then posted it online.

The clip quickly went viral, and soon people were commending Quarles for performing a good deed, though he is quick to point out that he did what anyone should do in that situation.

“I mean, she needs help. And if I wasn’t going to do it, no one was. Who else is going to do it?” he said in an interview with Louisville’s WAVE news.

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Dr. David Jones, the man who recorded the video and ended up bringing attention to Quarles, says the deed represents the potential for a better society.

“It seems to me that if everybody in the world would just use a little simple gift that they have to maybe benefit somebody else, just think what the world would be like,” Jones told WAVE.

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