HOPKINS, Minn. — A 19-year-old Dairy Queen manager got a call from one of the country’s richest men on Thursday to praise the young man for his good heart and his good deed.
Joey Prusak was working the counter at the Dairy Queen in Hopkin, Minn. when a blind customer dropped a $20 bill.
To the chagrin of Prusak and thousands of others who have since heard about it, a woman standing in line behind the blind customer picked the $20 off the floor and put it in her purse and said nothing!
Another customer was also there and witnessed the whole thing. The witness is responsible for making the story go viral by writing a letter to the owner of Dairy Queen.
In the letter, the witness says, “Before I could say something to her, your employee stepped in. He politely asked her to give the money back to the young man who was blind.”
The woman reportedly refused, claiming it was her $20..
So Prusak told her to leave the store.
Prusak then went further still, reaching into his own wallet and giving him $20.
The witness/letter-writer said:
“Your employee approached the man and took out his wallet and said, ‘Sir, on behalf of the Dairy Queen, I would like to give you the $20 you dropped on the ground.”
That brings us to the Warren Buffett part of the story. Buffett is a major shareholder in Dairy Queen. He personally called Prusak and told him how proud he was.
“He just said how proud he was of me and he looked forward to meeting me one of these days,” Prusak told FOX 9. “I was too star-struck to be asking questions,” Prusak admitted. “I didn’t even know what to say.”
Meanwhile, many $20 bills are coming his way from equally-impressed complete strangers.
“I don’t feel right keeping it,” he said, so he plans to give it to charity.