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IHOP Waiter Helps Feed Disabled Customer, Rekindles Our Faith In Humanity

By Mark Pygas

Joe Thomas, 43, has been working at an IHOP restaurant in Springfield, Illinois, for more than a decade. All the regular customers know and love him. Now, Thomas is being praised by thousands online for doing something he's been doing for seven years.  

One of his regular customers, identified only as 'Ma,' has Huntington's disease, which makes it difficult for her to use utensils. Whenever she comes to the restaurant with her husband, Thomas always helps to feed her so that he can eat his own meal. 

But this weekend, Keshia Dotson spotted the sweet moment and decided to upload a photo to Facebook, where it's been shared thousands of times.