Georgia cook helps wounded veteran cut pancakes

Georgia cook helps wounded veteran cut pancakes

  • Story Highlights
  • A man recorded an act of kindness in a Huddle House.
  • The cook stopped what she was doing to help a man cut his food.
  • The man was a veteran who’d lost a hand.

An act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed in a Douglas County restaurant.

The day before Thanksgiving, a Huddle House customer was having trouble cutting his pancakes because he only had one hand, Dallas Smith Jr. of Sylvester said on Facebook.

But the man wasn’t alone in that restaurant on South Peterson Avenue. 

“The guy at the table has taken care of him since he got his hand shot off,” Smith said in a comment below the video.

He said the man who was dining with him moved his plate to reach out and help him, when a cook stepped in.

“She was on the other side of the counter and she saw that he was trying to cut his pancakes and she said, ‘I’ll get it,’” Smith told Channel 2 Action News.

Smith said the employee put down what she had and walked over to the table, which is when he had the thought to start recording a video with his phone.

“It was kind of a warm feeling in there anyway because everyone knows everybody,” Smith said. “It threw me so far off-guard when she did it. For me, it was just a blessing to see.”

Smith said he posted the video on Facebook to share what he had witnessed with his friends and family. Since then, nearly 3,000 people have shared it. 

He said if he had known the video would go viral he would have made it more clear that the other man at the table wasn’t ignoring the man’s needs.

Smith said a family dining beside him told Smith the man is a veteran.

He said he is glad people are seeing the humble action the employee took. 

“This day and time, when you see that, it gives you hope,” he said. “I’m a Christian and it’s the closest thing to Jesus I’ve seen in a long time.”

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