Drive-thru Worker Kelly Stewart Writes Uplifting Messages for Every Customer’s Take-Out Order
At a Taco Bell in Camillus, NY, people have been receiving a special surprise in their bags of food.
One night, a customer named Heather O’Donnell went to the fast food place to order a few tacos. When she received her order, she noticed there was a note in the sack. It read: ‘When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot around it and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt.’ She was delighted.
“It made me stop in my tracks and smile,” she said. “Knowing someone took time out of their work or life to write this is another example that there are still good people out there.”
It’s not just O’Donnell who has been getting these uplifting notes as other customers began to also post their own messages on social media. One person received a Stephen Hawking quote that she stated ‘made her day.’ Others have shown photos of quotes by Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, and more inside their bags. In one caption, someone wrote that whoever wrote their message must be an incredibly special individual.
The outpouring of praise is all for 27-year-old Kelly Stewart.
“I like helping [people] make each day better,” the Taco Bell employee said. “And it’s important for me to set a good example for my six-year-old son. Sometimes life can be tough, and I like looking up quotes and writing them out for people.”
Stewart only started working at her local Taco Bell recently but has written hundreds of motivational messages for customers on the backs of their receipts. She finds the act rewarding as a simple few minutes of her time can make someone’s whole day—something we can all inspire to do.