Joey Prusak, a 19-year-old Dairy Queen worker, has had quite a week since he was a Good Samaritan the other day by giving a customer who is blind $20 out of his own pocket after some lady stole it from him when he dropped it on the floor. Even after Prusak confronted the thieving woman, she wouldn’t return the money – but she left the store, as requested. Though the young man who is the manager of the Hopkins, Minnesota Dairy Queen didn’t think much of the gesture, a witness in the Dairy Queen at the time of the good deed found it to be amazing and let the story be known, according to Yahoo! News on Friday.
The story obviously got to billionaire Warren Buffett. Reportedly, Buffett called Prusak and invited him to his company shareholder’s meeting – the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder’s meeting - to be held in May of 2014. Buffett’s company owns Dairy Queen. Additionally, John Gainor, the president and CEO of Dairy Queen also contacted him.
Prusak has said, since the incident, that he was just doing what he thought was right, and he did it without even really thinking about it. He suggested that ninety-nine out of 100 people would have done the same thing as he did.
The customer who let the young man’s good deed spread wrote an email to Dairy Queen about the incident and the store printed it out and posted it. As some stories do, the email spread via Reddit and Facebook – two social media web sites.
That’s not all, as Prusak has been offered jobs and given money to help him with going to college. Additionally, Dairy Queen plans to reward Prusak as well, but the company has not made the method of rewarding him public yet.