Waiter Pitches In To Help Huntington’s Disease Guest Struggling To Eat!


Having breakfast together is one simple way for couples to have some great quality time together. This couple has been regularly going to their local IHOP for breakfast. And then something happened that struck them the deeply!

Joe Thomas, an IHOP server, noticed that this couple had been dining there once a week. Knowing that this was their weekly routine, Thomas wanted in his heart to help this couple gain a better dining experience.

The wife suffered from Huntington’s Disease, which breaks down nerve cells in the brain causing movement disorders. As a result, her husband would help feed her, unavoidably allowing his own food to get cold.

Thomas just could not let that happen. He happily joined the couple and assisted in feeding the wife. “I didn’t really offer. I just started doing it,” Thomas told CBS. “I told the gentleman to ‘Sit down, eat your food. I got her.’”


This act of kindness was noticed by another customer, Keshia Dotson, who took a photo and put it up on Facebook to show Thomas’ selfless action.

“Today…I witnessed a very touching moment involving one of your servers,” Dotson wrote. “A man and disabled women were dining, and your server sat down with them and proceeded to help feed the disabled woman while her companion enjoyed his food. My faith in humanity has been restored a little today.”

The post went viral for it has touched the hearts of people everywhere! IHOP was also excited and proud of the service Thomas provided to the couple.

IHOP spokeswoman Stephanie Peterson explained that the company was “incredibly proud of heartwarming moments like this that take place in our restaurants every day.” She continued to explain. “While these stories serve as an inspiration to us all, our guests are our top priority and we also want to respect the privacy of the couple pictured as well as maintain the integrity of the relationship they have developed with Joe over the years.”

Thomas wants to inspire others to do good. “I really treat people like I want to be treated,” Thomas finally notes. “If I get to be that age and something happened to me I would want someone to help me out.”

Helping others never goes out of style! Watch this video and be inspired to do something good for others as well!

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