Walmart employee steps in after nail salon refuses woman with cerebral palsy


A Michigan woman with cerebral palsy was recently denied a manicure at a Walmart nail salon.

The employees told the woman that due to her medical condition, the manicurist could not paint her nails because her hands were too shaky.

That’s when a nearby Walmart employee stepped in.

Tasia Smith captured cashier Ebony Harris skipping her break to paint the woman’s nails at the Subway inside the store.

"Ebony deserved all the appreciation she could get,” Smith said.

Harris said she watched the nail salon refuse to do Angela Peters’ nails and decided to do something about it.

"I just wanted to make her day special. I didn't really want her day to be ruined. That's why I did it. Because and plus she's a sweetie,” Harris said.

Together, the two picked out some polish and posted up for a manicure.

"And you know, she moved her hands a little bit and she kept saying she was sorry, And I told her don't say that. I said you're fine,” Harris said.

The simple act of patience and kindness that’s still making Peters smile.

"I thought that was so nice of her and I already felt comfortable with her because like I said I shop at Walmart a lot,” Peters said.

"We're not trying to bash the nail salon, we're not trying to make them lose customers, make them look bad. But maybe spread awareness that no matter the person, who they are, what color they are, disability, whatever, they're people too. She wants to look pretty, you know and so why can't she?" Harris said.

Peters is grateful not only for Harris’ help but a beautiful manicure.

"I'm like wow. These are amazing,” she said.

"I told her she's a blessing to us, to anybody, not just me. She makes me look at life and appreciate it much more than you know what I have been,” Harris said.

The women said they plan to continue their friendship and they’ve already scheduled a dinner at Peters’ favorite restaurant.