If you watch the news you will undoubtedly see some of the worst of humanity.
But in the face of pure evil, it should be noted that there is some good in the world.
Not too long ago, a small act of kindness by a college student named Five had a remarkable impact on a man with cerebral palsy.
Lee Bondurant, a 51-year-old resident of Raleigh, North Carolina was dining at the 42nd St. Oyster Bar during Memorial weekend.
Lee, who has cerebral palsy, was at the restaurant with his mom Linda Bondurant-Snow.
The waiter Five noticed that she was trying to feed herself and her son at the same time.
After learning about Lee’s condition, the college student and waiter took a break from his job to feed Lee.
“He casually came over and asked Lee if he had ever had oysters,” Linda recalled.
When Lee replied that he had not, Five kindly asked to bring him his first and began to feed him.
The shocked mother thanked Five for not embarrassing Lee and treating him with dignity.
Linda posted the story on Lee’s Facebook page, which has received thousands of shares.
“When you dine at 42nd Street Oyster Bar please ask for a server by the name of “FIVE” (a college student). He saw me trying to eat and help Lee,” she wrote.
“He insisted on helping show Lee total respect. Lets me know there are still decent and compassionate people left in our country. Pay it forward for FIVE!”
After the story went viral, Hunter Correll, the general manager of 42nd St. Oyster Bar also thanked Five’s.
He commented, “In regards to the story, Five has been overwhelmed with the attention, as he was just doing what he thought was the right thing to do.”
“We are beyond fortunate to have so many loyal and caring staff members. It makes it so easy to come to work every day, as you can imagine.”
Now Linda hopes that people will learn how important it is to treat people who have special needs “with respect and kindness, not pity.”
As they are “normal’ on the inside.”
Meanwhile Five and Lee have become good friends. Lee and Linda often visit the Oyster Bar to see their dear friend.