VIRAL: McDonald's employee helps elderly man

Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 17:01:51-04

CHICAGO - A photo of a McDonald’s employee in Chicago helping an elderly disabled man cut and eat his meal has gone viral.

According to 2 Works for You NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, KFOR, a woman posted on Sept. 16 about the situation and since then, it has been shared nearly 300,000 times on Facebook.

Seeing this today brought tears to my eyes! Compassion has NOT gone out of style.Today I made a quick stop at McDonald...

Posted by Destiny Carreno on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Destiny Carreno said she was waiting in line at a McDonald’s in downtown when a handicapped man wheeled himself up to the cashier, identified as Kenny, and asked for help.

“To be honest, I thought the cashier wasn’t going to help, especially during rush hour in downtown Chicago, but to my shock, he shut down his register and disappeared from view,” Carreno said in her Facebook post.

But, Carreno said Kenny came back, with gloves on, and sat down next to the man and started to cut his food.

Carreno says she was brought to tears by Kenny’s compassion, “My heart was so appreciative for what he did. I couldn’t contain my emotions in the crowded restaurant,” she said.