Cashier's kind act after nail salon turns away woman with cerebral palsy

A Walmart cashier has stepped in to help a woman with cerebral palsy after she was refused service at a nail salon.

Angela Peters, from the US state of Michigan, went to a nail salon last month only to be refused because her hands “moved too much”, Fox 8 reports.

Ms Peters lives with cerebral palsy and requires a wheelchair to get around.

Ebony Harris, who works at a nearby Walmart and often speaks with Ms Peters, decided to use her lunch break to help the Michigan woman.

Walmart worker Ebony Harris stepped in to do Angela Peters’ nails after she was refused service at a nail salon because she ‘moved too much’. Source: Facebook/ Tasia Smith

Ms Harris told WNEM when she found out the woman had been refused she asked her, “Do you want me to do your nails?”

“And she just started smiling and said yeah,” Ms Harris said.

Together the pair sat in a Subway restaurant and Ms Harris gave Ms Peters a manicure.

Tasia Smith, who works at the Subway, took a few photos and uploaded them to Facebook.

Angela Peters, Tasia Smith and Ebony Harris. Source: Facebook/ Tasia Smith

Ms Smith said Ms Harris, and a few others who stepped into help, were “so patient with her” and “she did great, barely moved and was just so sweet”.

The post has been shared more than 3,300 times.

Ms Peters said the Walmart employee did an “amazing” job on her nails.

Ms Harris hopes the incident raises awareness for people living with disabilities and told WDBJ7 she doesn’t want to “bash the nail salon”. 

“She’s a girly girl. She’s just like you, me, Tasia, my daughter, anybody. She wants to look pretty, you know, and so why can’t she?” Ms Harris said.

It’s not the only kind act to make headlines recently.

Last week, tradie David Love, from Bendigo in Victoria, went viral after he was was filmed helping an elderly man pay for his meal at a McDonald’s.

In the US state of Louisiana, a supermarket employee was praised when he noticed an autistic teen watching him pack shelves and decided to ask him if he wanted to help.

The supermarket employee, later identified as 20-year-old Jordan Taylor, was praised as a “stand up young man”.