Police Officer’s Facebook Post About McDonald’s Employee’s Kindness Goes Viral
Posted by GreaterGoodness
Acts of kindness don’t always have to be grand gestures; in fact, it’s often the small demonstrations of compassion that are the most powerful. When the Danville Police Department took a neglected juvenile to a local McDonald’s, one teenage worker, Chasity Young, went above and beyond.
She imagined someone she knows in the same situation and took it upon herself to pay for the young girl’s meal. After arresting 51-year-old Lisa Baugh on February 21, 2016 for public intoxication, child abandonment and endangering the welfare of a minor, Danville Police officers noticed that the juvenile victim needed food and may not have eaten in days. According to LEX 18, an officer took the girl to McDonald’s and told Young, who was working behind the counter, that the girl hadn’t eaten recently.
Young may be only 14, but she could see that this girl had been through a difficult experience. She imagined her sister or one of her godchildren going through something similar, and decided to do something kind to brighten that girl’s day. Although the officer made multiple attempts to pay, Young refused each time and covered the cost of the meal herself. She even offered the girl an extra serving of milk. Before the officer and the girl left the restaurant, Young approached them and gave the girl a My Little Pony toy.
The officer was so touched by Young’s generosity that he wrote about his experience on Facebook. The Central Kentucky News reported how quickly the post went viral, with over 5,000 shares in the first three days.
Young’s manager, Peggy Poff, was happy about what happened, but not surprised. She says that providing a positive experience like that starts with the owner and extends through every employee at McDonald’s. Sometimes one kind gesture can make all the difference in a person’s day.