Sometimes you have to Just be the change you want to see in a waffle house.
Saturday night, thanks to a planning error, a gentleman named Ben was the only employee to show up to work the late-night shift in a waffle house in Birmingham, Alabama. According to witnesses, told AL.com around midnight, a mysterious man in a blue shirt stood up from the counter, asked Ben for an apron and went to work cleaning the table and washing the dishes. A Waffle House representative said security footage from that night confirms the mysterious man's presence in blue, and also shows two other customers who – instead of jumping on their phones to complain about Ben's miserable service on Yelp – jumped in for running food and stacking plates while Ben took orders and drove the grill.
We may never know who you are, Blue Man and friends, but know that we as people greet you. Every person who has ever worked in the service industry has a story of a hell of a change like Ben & # 39; s, the kind of story that attaches in your brain to the day you die, and for a customer to not only understand the situation, but actually help That's the kind of bravery I needed to read about today. Everyone who stands up to save a waffle house deserves our applause.