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Articles > When A Woman With A Disability Was Turned Away From A Nail Salon, This Walmart Cashier Painted Her Nails For Her
August 8, 2018

When A Woman With A Disability Was Turned Away From A Nail Salon, This Walmart Cashier Painted Her Nails For Her

Photo via Tasia Smith's Facebook

When Angela Peters—a woman with cerebral palsy—visited a nail salon inside a Walmart, she said employees turned her away. So Ebony Harris, a cashier at that same Walmart in Burton, Mich., set up a DIY manicure station and painted Angela’s nails at a table during her break.

 

According to Tasia Smith, a bystander who shared what happened in a post on her Facebook page, while the nail salon refused to paint Angela’s nails because “she moves too much,” Ebony helped Angela pick out a color and was “so patient with her.”

 

“I just wanted to do her nails and I didn’t want her day to be ruined,” Ebony told ABC.

 

Although she said she won’t be returning to that nail salon in the future, Angela shared in a Facebook post that she forgives the employees for not doing her nails.

 

“When people do us wrong we must forgive. If not, we harbor bitterness,” Angela posted to Facebook. “I don’t want anyone fired. I just want to educate others that people with different challenges, like being in a wheelchair…can get our nails done like anyone else.”