“I didn’t want her day to be ruined.”
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Angela Peters, 36, has cerebral palsy which causes her hands to shake. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want them to look beautiful.
So she went to her local salon located inside a WalMart store in Burton, Michigan to have her nails painted but the manicurist refused to serve her saying her hands were shaking too much.
Peters then struck up a conversation with 40-year-old cashier Ebony Harris. Peters, who uses a wheelchair, is a regular at the store and Harris helps her shop on occasion.
When Harris heard the nail salon wouldn’t paint Peters’ nails, she offered to do so on her next break.
“I just wanted to do her nails and I didn’t want her day to be ruined,” Harris told ABC.
Harris helped Peters pick out the perfect color of nail polish and set up a DIY manicurist station at the Subway restaurant inside the store.
Tasia Smith, who works at the Subway, saw Harris’ beautiful act of kindness and posted a photo of it to Facebook.
“Out of the kindness of the Walmart workers hearts they went and bought nail polish and came into my work to paint this sweet girls nails,” she wrote in her post. “They were so patient with her (which she did great, barely moved & was just so sweet).”
Although they denied her service, Peters doesn’t harbor any ill will toward the nail salon. “I forgive the nail people for not doing my nails ... I don’t want anyone fired at the nail salon, I just want people educated,” Peters said in a Facebook post.