The employees told the woman that due to her medical condition, she has cerebral palsy, the manicurist could not paint her nails because her hands were too shaky.
That's where she captured a photo, which has since gone viral, of Walmart cashier Ebony Harris skipping her break to paint customer Angela Peters' nails. The pair picked out a shade of sparkly blue that Peters liked and sat down at the Subway seating area inside the Walmart in Burton, Michigan.
Harris says that she has sometimes helped Peters shop and when she heard about Peters being turned away, stepped in to do her nails and make sure her day was not ruined.
Read the original story from ABC News, here. "It makes me feel good, but it's very overwhelming".
Peters, 36, has cerebral palsy, which can make her hands shake. She said the nail salon felt it would be too hard to do her nails.
Harris said after she found out, she wanted to create a special day for Angela.
"I knew her from her coming in here shopping", Harris told ABC News.
Peters was grateful someone at the Walmart was able to give her a manicure in the end. They bought nail polish and headed to the nearby Subway where Harris painted Peters' nails.
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"They were so patient with her ... it's an absolute shame that they denied her for some thing so little".
"I'm making new friends at Walmart as well and they get to see my abilities too".
Painting someone's nails surely qualifies as work.
Sitting next to her new friend at her store inside Collette's Vintage and Antique Mall, Peters said she's grateful not only for Harris' help, but a handsome manicure too.
"She did great, barely moved & was just so sweet", Smith wrote on Facebook.
"I just wanted to post it for awareness and appreciation, because people needed to know what was going on with the business and Ebony deserved all the appreciation she could get", Tasia said. However, Tanya Tran, a Da-Vi Nails headquarters representative, said she does not believe Peters was turned away because she moves too much or because she has a disability. "I was a little nervous and was shaking because I didn't want to mess her nails up", says Harris. "When people do us wrong we must forgive".
"I told her she's a blessing to us, to anybody, not just me".
Harris has no qualms with the nail salon, but she hopes her actions inspire others to treat people with disabilities the way they would want to be treated themselves.