Dairy Queen Worker: A Good Person, A Difficult Situation
Joey Prusak, who works at a Dairy Queen in Hopkins, MN, saw a sightless man drop $20 and a woman behind him pick it up and put it in her purse.Prusak nicely told the women to give the money back to the gentleman, but she denied taking the money.
What Prusak did inspired another customer to write an email to the store manager praising the 19-year-old for his calm and kindness. The email went to Reddit, was picked up by the Daily Mail and quickly turned Prusak into a nominee for the Nice Guy Hall of Fame (if only such a place existed).
Prusak, who has been working at Dairy Queen since he was 14, told Yahoo News that he recognized the visually impaired customer. “He’s a regular and he always pays with a debit card,” he said. “He doesn’t use a wallet, so when he pulled out his card, the cash fell to the ground.”
Prusak gave the sightless man $20 from his own pocket and then forgot about it.
Flash-forward several days. Prusak’s manager gets an email from a customer who witnessed the exchange.
“He said, ‘Why didn’t you tell me?'” Prusak said, explaining that it didn’t cross his mind. “It felt like the right thing to do.”