An act of kindness caught on camera at a Kentucky Qdoba is making headlines. Employees at the Louisville Qdoba are used to seeing the local bus dropping off disabled customers, many of whom use wheelchairs and rarely get out of the house. Ridge Quarles, who has worked at this particular Qdoba for five and a half years, has gotten to know many of these customers. In particular, he’s become friendly with one woman who calls Qdoba her favorite place to eat and always orders the same thing: a taco salad with hot sauce and cheese for lunch, and a burrito with hot sauce and cheese for dinner.
After helping the customer, who is in a mobile chair, through the line and fetching her napkins, Quarles asked her if she needed anything else. She said, “Actually, sir, if you don’t mind, could you help me eat?” Quarles did not hesitate. Another customer caught the sweet exchange on camera as Quarles patiently helped to spoon-feed his customer her burrito.
“I mean, she needs help, and if I wasn’t going to do it, no one was,” Quarles told the local Fox syndicate. “Who else is going to do it?”
The video has since gone viral. Dr. David Jones, the Qdoba customer who recorded the exchange, had some thoughts about it:
"He didn't stop to think about, 'Well, should I help her, should I not?' He just went over, put the gloves on and started feeding her," Jones told the local NBC syndicate. "It seems to me that if everybody in the world would just use the little simple gift that they have to maybe benefit somebody else, think what the world would be like."