Chick fil-A Employee Spotted Feeding Disabled Customer in Texas Food Court
Ashley Guzman went above and beyond, even by Chick fil-A standards.
Jessica Gomez was eating with her family at the La Palmera Mall in Corpus Christi, Texas last week when she spotted something that stopped her in her tracks. A few tables away, a Chick fil-A employee was helping a disabled customer with his meal—cutting his food and feeding him.
Touched by the sight, Gomez snapped a picture and shared it on Facebook.
"She went above and beyond," she wrote alongside the heartwarming snap. "She cut his food into pieces and went back several times to get him whatever he needed. May God bless this woman."
But for 19-year-old Ashley Guzman, the Chick fil-A employee Gomez spotted, the now-viral moment was anything but.
"It was a normal day at work," she recalled to KIIITV. "It was the end of our lunch rush."
The disabled diner, Arturo Ramirez, is a frequent customer at the food court Chick fil-A. Guzman told KIIITV that her colleagues assist him when they can.
"We help him around and get his food," she explained, "but that day I helped him. I got him his food and I went around, and I sat with him."
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Chick-fil-A Operations Director Melissa Tamez told KIIITV that the fast-food chain encourages its employees to help those who need assistance, but Guzman clearly went above and beyond.
"It tells us a lot about her," Tamez said. "She has a really good heart."
Guzman told the station that she hopes to work with seniors and people in hospice one day.