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Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation

Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation.
Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation. Via Cedric Hampton.

There are still so many good people in this world, and the employees at the Waffle House in Center Point, Alabama are a shining example.

Timothy Harrison, a high school senior, is a dedicated and hardworking young man. He finished up his high school graduation requirements a few weeks back and decided to take a job at his local Waffle House.

Although Cedric Hampton, Timothy’s supervisor at Waffle House, had given Timothy the day off to attend his graduation, on the date of his commencement, Timothy came into the restaurant dressed for work.

Surprised, Hampton immediately asked Timothy why he was at work and not at his ceremony. Timothy then explained that he didn’t have transportation across town, and also hadn’t purchased tickets for his family due to his work schedule and not completing all of his senior activities.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Not willing to accept the situation, Hampton and the rest of the Waffle House team immediately sprang into action. Waffle House employee, Shantana Blevins, drove Timothy over to the high school to get his cap and gown. Meanwhile Hampton, along with team members, Chasadee Brown and Patricia Richardson, took Timothy to a nearby clothing store and bought him new slacks, a dress shirt, and a tie.

Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation.
Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation. Via Cedric Hampton.

Blevins hurriedly drove Timothy across town just in time for his commencement. Since she didn’t have an admission ticket, she waited for Timothy in the parking lot while he attended the ceremony.

Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation.
Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation. Via Cedric Hampton.
Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation.
Waffle house employees rally behind coworker to help him attend high school graduation. Via Cedric Hampton.

By the end of his whirlwind day, Timothy had a high school diploma, a ride back home, and the rest of the night off – not to mention a few more people he now knows he can count on if he ever needs anything. Don’t ever underestimate the power of kindness – it turns regular everyday people into superheroes.


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