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McDonald's Employee's Kind Gesture To Teen With Autism Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

'It just goes to show there are still decent people out there.'

29/06/2016 10:30

A McDonald's employee has been praised by thousands of people after going above and beyond the call of duty to help a customer with autism.

The worker, called Aled Griffith, was serving Katie Deyes‎ and her 16-year-old brother Alex, who has autism, at the McDonald's restaurant in Mold, Wales.

"We were greeted by a lovely young lad whose name was Aled, who said hello to my brother and explained he had met him the previous evening when one of Alex's carers took him in for tea," Katie exaplained on Facebook.

"The carer told us how Aled had encouraged Alex to order his own food and find the right money to hand over without rushing him."

Katie Deyes‎/Facebook

Katie went on to explain that Aled remembered her brother didn't drink his Fruit Shoot out of the bottle and offered her an empty cup without her having to ask.

"He then came over to our table and offered to swap Alex's Happy Meal toy as he had given him the same one the previous evening - my brother loves collecting these toys so getting an extra, new one, was really exciting for him," she said.

"Aled said goodbye to us as we left and left Alex feeling really happy and has asked if we can go back again to sit in and I believe that's because Aled was so friendly towards him!"

She added that she, her family and her brother's carers really appreciate when someone makes an extra effort with Alex as looking after him can sometimes be difficult.

"We usually opt for the drive through option, but Aled made it fun and easy for us both to go in and for Alex to enjoy his meal without any funny looks or comments," she said.

"Aled is a credit to the Mold McDonald's team (and McDonald's as a whole) and I felt he deserved a mention and massive thank you." 

Katie's post has been liked more than 18,000 times on Facebook since she posted it on Tuesday with hundreds of people commenting to thank Aled.

"Well done Aled. You are a credit to your family, who no doubt will be so proud of you, and to McDonald's," one person wrote.

Another added: "Well done Aled, it just goes to show there are still decent people out there."

Aled even commented on the post himself, saying: "Thank you for this but there was no need, honestly. I'm just glad he enjoyed his meal and of course his toys." 

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