Nicholls Chick-Fil-A employee recognized for an act of kindness


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Chick-Fil-A at Nicholls State University had a student recognized for an act of kindness that went viral. 

Alexi Tauzin, a freshman birth-to-five education major from Houma received this act of kindness recognition. 

Tauzin said while at work on day, she noticed that a customer seemed rather upset while ordering her meal. She then took it upon herself to go the extra mile and brighten the customer’s day. 

Tauzin included a free ice cream with the customer’s order, with a simple note of encouragement written on it that read, “We hope your day gets better.”

“Ice cream always makes me feel happy, so I just gave her an ice cream cup,” Tauzin said.

The simple gesture went a long way when customer Trinity Collette made a Facebook post recommending Chick-Fil-A at Nicholls, with a retelling of the act of kindness and how much it, and Tauzin’s “delightful smile,” had impacted her. 

The post currently has 79 thousand reactions and 23 thousand shares.

Tauzin has accepted the recognition for the act of kindness very humbly, saying she didn’t even expect the post to be made and that she especially didn’t expect it to go viral.

“It warmed my heart that somebody noticed and that it made her day better because at the end of the day, that’s all I wanted,” Tauzin said.

Tauzin has been working at Chick-Fil-A for nearly two years. She said she loves the family-like atmosphere in the restaurant, not only with her coworkers but also with the regular customers she’s gotten to know personally.

Tauzin said working at Chick-Fil-A has helped her grow as a person, become more social and has helped her learn how to not let her emotions stop her from smiling and treating the people around her kindly.

“I’m never not smiling, because you never know who needs a smile,” Tauzin said.

Tauzin said she hopes her act of kindness encourages other people to take the extra step to make other people’s’ days better because it only takes a simple act to turn someone’s day around.