August 10, 2018

Kind Stranger Steps in After Woman Was Refused a Manicure

Walmart Employee Steps in After a Woman With Disabilities Was Refused a Manicure

Ebony Harris, a cashier at Walmart in Burton, Michigan, is being praised on the Internet for a heartwarming random act of kindness. After a nail salon reportedly turned away a woman with cerebral palsy, Ebony took it upon herself to do the woman’s nails while she was on her lunch break. 

  • A nearby Subway employee, Tasia Smith, took photos of the two ladies so she could share Ebony’s good deed.  

    woman painting nails at walmart

    “Today, this sweet girl went into Burton Wal-Mart’s nail salon ‘Da Vi Nails’ and they denied her service because ‘she moves too much’ … Out of the kindness of the Walmart worker’s heart they went and bought nail polish and came into my work to paint this sweet girl’s nails. They were so patient with her (which she did great, barely moved & was just so sweet) … It’s an absolute shame that they denied her for something so little. They will not be getting any service from me ever again! Thank you to the Walmart workers for making this beautiful girls day!”

    Tasia told ABC 12, “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.”

  • Angela later responded on Facebook, writing that she doesn’t want anyone at the nail salon fired, she just wants to educate people.

    woman painting nails at walmart

    “I forgive the nail people for not doing my nails and Walmart has never treated me wrong don’t think bad of Walmart and when people do us wrong we must forgive if not we harbor bitterness I don’t want anyone fired I just educate people that people with different challenges like being in a wheelchair we can have our own business and get our nails done like anyone else and I am going to be sure to say that I don’t want anyone fired at the nail salon I just want people educated thanks Walmart for setting up the interview with ABC 12 wow what a surprise to me!”

  • “She’s a girly girl … She wants to look pretty, you know, and so why can’t she?” Ebony told ABC 12, while speaking about Angela.

    woman painting nails at walmart

    “We’re not trying to bash the nail salon. We’re not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad,” Ebony said. “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?”

    We’re so happy that these ladies shared their story and we hope it encourages more people to educate themselves and be more willing to do a random act of kindness when the opportunity arises.