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Act of kindness

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One man is getting celebrity status after a simple act of kindness Video: Act of kindness
One man is getting celebrity status after a simple act of kindness Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:59:01 +0000 Act of kindness One man is getting celebrity status after a simple act of kindness WCIA ((aaron))an act of kindness in central illinois is getting national attention. waiter joe thomas was seen helping a woman with huntingtons disease eat her meal at an i-hop in springfield.and little did he know, it was all caught on camera. wcia three's emilee fannon is live in springfield. emilee this picture went viral and it still being shared across the country? ((emilee)) with more than 10 thousand likes on facebook, joe thomas says he feels like a celebritiy but more importantly, he hopes after people see and hear his story they will follow in his footsteps. nat:"so i got two sweet teas and one ice coffee.. coming right up."helping people comes natural to joe thomas and after working at ihop for more than a decade he says the best part of his day is the customers. "really treat this place like i'm at home i wouldn't consider this being a job this is a home away from home."one day thomas was caught on camera doing a simple act of he is pictured feeding a disabled woman. on the left is the woman's husband who on any other day would be in thomas seat helping her eat breakfast. but on this day thomas decided it was his turn to step up. "everybody's talking about the photo and i was like well it's just something i do it's nothing that i think about it's something i do.""i was just like i'm a man with a heart that's it." people who've been coming to ihop for years say seeing thomas lend a helping hand is typical. milton johnson , customer "to do something like that it makes your heart feel good....i wish there were more people just like him this world would be a nicer place."thomas says being recognized is great, but says the motivation behind the act of kindness is simple. "i mean it doesn't matter if they're old young white black it doesn't matter just do it what's so hard about taking a few seconds out of your time to walk someone across the street or if you see an elderly person drop something what's wrong with bending down and picking it up and given it to them."thomas say at the end of the day he remembers what his parents instilled in him years ago.treat others how you'd want to be treated."pay it forward that's all just pay it forward you see somebody that need some help don't think about it just do it." ((emilee)) hundreds of people are still commenting on the viral photo and joe says he while he's getting more attention he's not making any career changes anytime soon. thanks emilee ((aaron)) caring for others comes natural to thomas.he used to work in a rehabilitiation center for about a year.

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