An incredible act of kindness was secretly filmed at a Qdoba restaurant

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May 15, 2015 10:50 AM

A restaurant employee’s amazing act of kindness was caught on video after another customer secretly recorded him feeding a disabled customer.

Dr. David Jones was at a Qdoba Mexican Grill in Louisville, Kentucky, a few weeks ago when he spotted a woman in a wheelchair waiting to get into the restaurant.

“We helped her get in because she was out in the parking lot,” Jones told WAVE 3 News in Louisville.

The woman’s name is being withheld, but she’s a frequent visitor to the restaurant – and someone employee Ridge Quarles has come to know over his five years at Qdoba.

“She didn’t get out of her house very often, but whenever she did, she always told me, ‘Ridge this is my most favorite place to eat,’ ” Quarles told the news station.

A Transit Authority of River City (TARC) bus that helps people with disabilities regularly drops the woman off outside the restaurant.

“Sadly enough, she has to sit outside the restaurant until somebody notices her or another customer that’s coming in has to let her into the building,” Quarles said.

She’s frequented the restaurant so many times; she knows exactly what she wants to eat – a taco salad with hot sauce and cheese for lunch, and a burrito with hot sauce and cheese for dinner.

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But a recent trip to Qdoba ended with a special moment between Quarles and the woman.

“I helped her through the line and sat her out in the lobby and got her a drink and utensils and a napkin and kind of started to walk off and I was like, ‘Is there anything else you can help me with?’ And she turned around and said, ‘Sir, if you don’t mind, could you help me eat?’ “Quarles said.

Quarles didn’t think twice – he immediately put on gloves and began to feed her.

“She needs help, and if I wasn’t going to do it, no one was,” he told WAVE 3.

Dr. Jones, who was sitting nearby, was so moved that he captured the moment on video.

“I just thought I’d send it out to my friends and say, ‘There’s still some good people left in the world,’ ” Jones told the news station. “If everybody in the world would just use the little simple gift that they have to maybe benefit somebody else – just think what the world would be like.”

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