A teen in Texas was working at a local cookie store on Sunday when a police officer walked up to the counter. The teen then made the choice to pay for the officers sweet treat as a way to show his respect for protecting and serving the community. However, instead of the other customers applauding the teen’s actions they decided to have the good-hearted teen punished for his actions.
The climate in America has been rather tense thanks to the liberal policies of the past. Instead of the leaders in our country doing their best to unite Americans they have done all they can to divide the nation. Over the past several years, we have seen an increase in violence from groups such as Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and the LGBT community. These groups have fanned the flames of division by calling anyone that disagrees with them racists, fascists or bigots. Which is why when a teen in Texas decided to pay for one officer’s dessert he was almost fired from his job.
Zachary Randolph, 18, was suspended from his job at a Great American Cookies in a Texas mall after he bought a police officer a brownie out of his own wages on Sunday. The teen from Katy, Texas said that the upper management placed the teen on suspension after a family complained that Randolph didn’t purchase their cookies too.
Randolph said that the other customers in line began to get upset and even threatened to beat the teen up for doing his simple act of kindness. The customers also said that the teen was racist for what he did and promised to have Randolph fired from his job.
Randolph said that a couple in line began to make a fuss that he had purchased the officer’s brownie. “They were asking if I was going to buy them a cookie. And I told them both, “No. They don’t have a badge. I’m sorry.”Randolph then said that the situation escalated, even more, when a middle-aged man became upset and threatened the teen with physical violence.”
“The middle-aged man sat down his little daughter and tried to come behind the counter to attack him. Thankfully his co-worker defused the situation. The man then said, “I will get you fired.” Randolph said.
The customers made good on their promise and complained to the company about Randolph’s perceived “racist” act. Shortly afterward, Randolph was called into a meeting with his boss where he learned that he was suspended for paying for the officer’s $2.75 brownie for one week. Randolph’s mother Tami Kurtz Randolph, posted on Facebook about the incident on Wednesday and the post quickly went viral.
Tami Kurtz Randolph wrote, “Since when does buying a police officer a cookie give anyone else a reason to attack someone. And when did a Corporation want to FIRE someone for being KIND, taking what a customer said or did, regardless of how hateful they are.”
Randolph purchased the cookie for the police officer because he was taught respect which is sorely lacking in today’s world. “Everywhere I’ve worked I’ve kinda’ been respected because of how I treated police officers. This was just a completely different response,” Randolph said.
Thankfully, after public outcry, Great American Cookies reversed their decision, but is it too little too late?
Here is more from Click 2 Houston:
Great American Cookies told KPRC 2 that, after further review, Randolph did nothing wrong, reversed the suspension and said it would apologize.
“Our stores are independently managed and operated. However, when the situation was brought to our attention, Great American Cookies Corporate went directly to our franchisee to ensure that the situation was addressed and handled appropriately,” said David Kaiser, executive vice president of Great American Cookies.
The owner of the store also commented.
“After further review and a detailed investigation, we have confirmed that the employee was in the right. As a result, we have reached out to speak with the employee and his mother to issue an apology and the corrective action and suspension has been reversed,” said Biju George, of VKC Refreshments, the owner and operator of the Great American Cookies at Katy Mills Mall.
Randolph’s mother posted the story online and thousands responded.
Some suggested customers take their cookie cash elsewhere. Randolph disagreed.
“I don’t think the company should pay for that. That’s a lot of lost business for the mistake of two or three people” Randolph said.
Randolph is an Eagle Scout who was taught to respect law enforcement. He said he knew he did the right thing.
“Because of this, I learned to respect the police. And because of that I always got … I always had people supporting me. Which is what how it should be. But this situation was a bit different,” Randolph said.
“You should be rewarded for what you did,” said Randolph’s mother, Tami Randolph. “You kinda’ are teaching your kids to be respectful when you’re adults. And when adults are not respectful back to you, it’s just hard. You’ve gotta’ do what’s kinda’ painful.”
I can tell you that as of this moment I will not purchase anything from this stand again. I agree that companies make mistakes and that this was an independently owned cookie store. However, for anyone in this company to make this sort of egregious decision is beyond comprehension and cannot stand. I These customers should be facing charges for inciting violence against this young man for doing what was right. If they did not like what Randolph did I am sure they could have found somewhere else to get their sugar fix.
However, even though this happened to this young man, I feel hopeful knowing that there are young people out there such like this. A change will not happen overnight, but with people like Zachry out in the world, I believe we will see a change in our lifetime.
H/T [ Daily Mail ]
FOLLOW us on Facebook at Freedom Daily!