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Nail Salon Refuses To Give Woman With Cerebral Palsy A Manicure, Subway Employee Steps Up

After a nail salon refused to serve a customer with cerebral palsy, one Subway employee stepped up to help.

Sometimes when people see injustice in the world, they look away. They say to themselves, “oh well, at least that didn’t happen to me,” and then they get on with their day to day lives.

Not Ebony Harris. When she saw a woman in a wheelchair being turned away from the Walmart nail salon, she did something incredible. She went up to that woman and offered her services, free of charge.

If that wasn’t already incredible enough, Ebony sacrificed her break to help her out. She works at the Subway located inside of the Walmart in Burton, Michigan, and she’s proven single-handedly that there’s still good left in this world.

Angela Peterson was turned away from Da Vi Nails because she has cerebral palsy–a neurological disorder that prevents her from staying still. The nail salon refused to do her nails because of her condition, but it was a move that Harris wouldn’t stand for.

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After picking out her color, Peterson and Harris went back to the Subway sitting area where Harris proceeded to paint her nails. "I just wanted to make her day special,” Harris said to ABC12 local news. “I didn't really want her day to be ruined. That's why I did it. And plus she's a sweetie.”

The whole event was captured on camera by Harris’ coworker, Tasia Smith, who later posted the story to her Facebook account. It then quickly went viral, being shared thousands of times around the world.

Today, this sweet girl went into burton Wal-Mart's nail salon "Da Vi nails" and they denied her service because "she...

Posted by Tasia Smith on Monday, July 30, 2018

For her part, Peters has already forgiven the nail salon for refusing her service. In a post to her own Facebook page, she detailed the story and even requested that nobody be fired just because she wanted to get her nails done. She hopes to bring some attention to the problems that people with disabilities face and that with some visibility, people will be a little bit more understanding.

I forgive the nail people for not doing my nails and walmart has never treated me wrong don't think bad of Wal-Mart and...

Posted by Angela Jean Peters on Thursday, August 2, 2018

And naturally, Peters had only praise for Harris’ help. "I thought that was so nice of her and I already felt comfortable with her because, like I said, I shop at Walmart a lot," she said.

We are so thankful that Harris stepped up to make Peters' day extra special, and we certainly hope that many others would have done the same!

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