It doesn't matter how busy they get behind the counter at Taco Bell, 27-year-old employee Kelly Stewart always tries to include an extra serving of kindness (and inspiration) with her customer orders.
Despite only working at Taco Bell in Camillus, New York for about four months, Kelly has received an outpouring of praise since customers started publicizing her small acts of kindness on social media.
Since Stewart began her labor of love one month ago, taking the time to write hundreds of motivational and inspiring quotes and encouraging anecdotes on the back of customer receipts.
One customer told Syracuse.com that she had recently left the fast food restaurant only to find one of Stewart’s note included with her order.
“I got this message that said ‘when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot around it and hang on…’” she told the news outlet. “It made me stop in my tracks and smile. Knowing someone took time out of their work or life to write this is another example that there are still good people out there.”
Stewart’s customers are now rallying to repay the favor by calling on Taco Bell’s corporate branch to recognize and reward her for going above the call of duty.
Though she has received widespread attention for her kindness, the 27-year-old cashier simply says that she writes the messages partially because she “loves people” and because she wants to be a good role model for her 6-year-old son.
“I may just work at a fast food place, but you have to take pride in what you do,” Stewart told WXIA. “Especially with how hard today’s times are, it’s nice to put a smile on someone’s face.”