The holiday season is filled with acts of kindness, but one Whataburger employee was floored when a customer literally handed her the coat off her back. Cheryl Semien, has been working for Whataburger for nine years, but on Wednesday morning, her birthday, she paid a compliment to a customer.
According to Semien, the woman came through the drive-thru, and Semien told her her coat was beautiful. The compliment was where Semien thought it would end, but the woman, who wished only to be called Nadine, took the coat off and handed it to Semien through the drive-thru window. She told Semien she should have it.
Nadine drove off with her food, and Semien had a beautiful coat. The story, however, gets even more extraordinary. The coat, a mink, is worth about $10,000 according to Eyewitness News, who tracked down the original owner. Now that’s a lot of Beneful you could buy for your pet.
Customers in the chain said the kind gesture made them feel good, too. According to Evelyn Moore, who was at Whataburger when the gift was given, the kind gesture renewed her faith in humanity. As for Nadine, she doesn’t want any attention for her kind gesture, and has asked that her last name not be revealed to the public. She said she simply did what she felt was right.