Dairy Queen Employee is the Picture of the Humble Hero


What would you do if you saw someone slip money into their pocket that a blind man had just dropped? Well, for one 19-year-old Minnesota Dairy Queen employee it was not something he could stomach.

During a recent shift at his local Dairy Queen, Joey Prusak was serving a regular customer at the counter. The customer happened to be visually impaired (because I guess blind is no longer concidered PC). When the man dropped a $20 bill, Prusak was horrified to see the woman behind him pick it up and put it in her pocket.

What he did next is a simple act that separates the empathetic with the heroic.

After the woman picked up the $20 and put it in her purse, Prusak said he confronted her about it. “I said, ‘Ma’am, can you please return the gentleman’s money?'”

The woman denied that she took the cash. “There was kind of a scene,” Prusak said. “I told her what she did was extremely disrespectful and she had to leave.”

She did, but she never gave back the money. So, Prusak went above and beyond. He walked to the customer who had lost the $20 and gave him $20 from his own pocket.

“I felt it needed to be done,” he said. The man thanked him, and Prusak didn’t really think anything of it, going back to his job.

Seven days later Prusak’s boss receives a letter from a customer who witnessed this humble act take place. He was flabbergasted that the long time employee had not said a word to him. That’s what separates this story from other similar ones. Prusak was so humble about it. He did not do it to get recognized, he did it because it was the right thing to do. It does not matter how many good acts you get recognized for, it’s the ones that you do quietly without anyone seeing that matters!


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