Awesome Dairy Queen Manager Stands Up for Blind Customer When His Money Is Stolen (VIDEO)

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Joey PrusakIt's true that sometimes people just suck. Take the case of a Dairy Queen customer in Hopkins, Minn., who last week stole a $20 bill from a blind man when he dropped it unknowingly on the floor. It's also true, however, that there are some really awesome human beings in the world, like Dairy Queen Manager, Joey Prusak, who saw the whole slimy act go down and responded in the most amazing way.

According to ABC, when Prusak, 19, first saw the woman bend down and scoop up the man's money, he thought surely she would just hand it back to him. When she put it in her purse instead, he wasn't going to stand for it.

He first asked her to return it, but she actually said no and tried to make up a story that it was really hers. Prusak called b.s. on that. He told ABC:

I told her ‘Ma’am, you can either return the $20 bill or you can leave the store, because I’m not going to serve someone as disrespectful as you.'

She didn't take kindly to that, made somewhat of a scene, and left ... with the $20. If Prusak had stopped there, it still would have been an admirable thing to do. He could have just looked the other way, or decided not to get involved, but he did, and good for him. Then he went even further.

He approached the blind man, and gave him $20 from his own pocket. But he didn't tell that man that, instead he just told him he'd dropped it. He didn't want a thank you, he just did what he thought was right with no desire for accolades.

A customer who saw the whole thing happen thought he deserved some accolades, however, and wrote a letter to the store's owner, who then hung it up in the store. Someone then posted it on Reddit, and it's since gone viral, warming the hearts of all who read his story and restoring at least a little of our faith in humanity.

Joey, however, remains humble about the whole thing. He told Fox:

It wasn't anything I wouldn't have done on any other day. I hope everyone else would have done the same thing -- which I think 99 out of 100 people would have.

Unfortunately, I'm not so sure that's true. But way to go, Joey.


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Gosh, that was a great warm & fuzzy :)

I was going to say I haven't seen anything warm & fuzzy in awhile...but then I remember walking through a door that was held open by young child---he ran ahead of me just to open the door for me...after thanking him--I kept that smile on my face a long time.

emera... emeraldrose13

Great story!  I haven't witnessed any random acts of kindness lately, unfortunately.  Good people are few and far between these days.  It seems like everyone's raised without manners.

godsb... godsbutterflys

Every once in a while you actuall can read a story that can put a smile one your face and keep it there. Thanks to this young man I now have that smile. : )

Teresa Atwood

This young man is a roll model! It's good to know there are people like that out there!


Taisie Taisie

I've been out of work for a while now for a serious back injury that I am having surgery for very shortly. Anyhow, I was at a circle k recently and asked a man if he had 15 cents so I could get a soda (I had been vomiting and really needed to put some bubbly in my tummy, but was short on money), the man proceeded to give me ten dollars! I kept telling him that no, really, I only needed 15 cents, but he wouldn't take no for an answer! I was so broke, and so impressed with his act of kindness that  I actually cried! I bought a soda and put the rest in the gas tank. Some people are still good!

nonmember avatar Joyce

My hats off to you young man.. You did a good thing your parents must be very proud of you.. Bless you and may God bless you too..

nonmember avatar andrea b

Love stories like this. My husband and I belong to a charity group here in the area we live in, the group is well known. One night while riding his bike he stopped at McDonalds and the man behind him recognized the patch and jumped out of his car in drive through and paid for my husbands meal. He shook his hand and told him to keep up the good work. My husband said his allergies instantly acted up :) i love random acts of kindness. They make your heart happy.

nonmember avatar Wifemom203

I would have also taken her pic or got her tag number & called the police !!

Crystal Beeler

I once found a 20 dollar bill at work that a warehouse guy dropped i wasnt,s sure which guy it was started asking around and of course their like no its mine but i did find the right guy so there,s a few good people out there and im glad hes like that i hope my kids will be that way to when they get a job!Good job!

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