Walmart Worker Paints Disabled Woman’s Nails After She's Turned Away From the Salon

Caleb Tolin | August 7, 2018

Angela Peters, a woman with cerebral palsy, was reportedly turned away from Da Vi Nails, a local nail salon in Burton, Michigan, because the manicurist told her that her hands were shaking too badly to paint.

Disappointed, Peters then went to her local Walmart where Ebony Harris, an employee who knew her, decided to make Peters’ day by doing her nails.

Harris, who works in the in-Walmart Subway and has helped Peters shop around the store a few times, set up a mock nail salon in the store because she didn’t want her to feel left out. She helped Peters pick out a sparkly blue nail polish, using her lunch break to make sure Peters got the manicure she wanted.

"I knew her from her coming in here shopping," Harris told ABC News. "I’ve helped her shop a couple of times. I just wanted to do her nails and I didn’t want her day to be ruined. I was a little nervous and was shaking because I didn’t want to mess her nails up."

Harris’ Good Samaritan act went viral after Facebook user Tasia Smith shared the story. The post has currently been shared over 4,000 times.

"I forgive the nail people for not doing my nails," Peters said in a Facebook statement. "When people do us wrong we must forgive, if not we harbor bitterness. I don't want anyone fired, I just [want to] educate people that people with different challenges like being in a wheelchair, we can have our own business and get our nails done like anyone else."

Walmart was incredibly proud of Harris' kind gesture.

"Ebony simply wanted to make sure our customer’s day was special, and that’s the kind of person she is -- someone with a wonderful attitude who goes the extra mile each day to make those around her feel important. We're not surprised at her act of kindness. Her service to customers defines the spirit of Walmart, and we couldn’t be more proud,” they said.