Amazing Grace of Christian Worker Berated in Viral Video
Aimee Herd : Aug 9, 2012 : Perry Chiaramonte – FOX News
Smith, the protester later apologized to Rachel saying, "You handled my frustrating rant with such dignity and composure. Every time I watch the video I am blown away by really the beauty in what you did, and your kindness, and your patience with me."
(Arizona, USA)—It was the calm demeanor and graciousness of young Chick-fil-A worker, Rachel, in the face of an unwarranted verbal assault that has obviously impacted the angry protester; Adam Smith.
Last Wednesday, Smith went through the drive-thru window at an Arizona Chick-fil-A asking for a "free water" and unleashing his barrage of dissent at Rachel (who only gave her first name) when he received it.
Rachel stayed calm and answered his insults in a very composed, professional and even friendly manner—making Smith's reviling seem even more harsh. (Photo: Rachel/FOXNews.com)
Smith recorded the entire exchange on his phone and then posted the video which soon went viral. However, later he was extremely remorseful, albeit after receiving public backlash and being fired from his job when his employer saw the recording.
Rachel explained, "I'm Christian and God tell us to 'love thy neighbor.'"
She added, "I was just really concerned about him taping. I knew he was going to post it. That was my main fear."
Smith eventually posted a videotaped apology to the young worker saying, "Rachel, I am so very sorry for the way I spoke to you on Wednesday. You handled my frustrating rant with such dignity and composure. Every time I watch the video I am blown away by really the beauty in what you did, and your kindness, and your patience with me."
Rachel says she would like to speak with Smith in person. "I want to see if he was sincere and let him know why I handled it the way I did and not take legal action, which a lot of people told me I should do," she said.
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