Wendy’s Manager Spreads Positivity One “I Love You” At A Time
April DiDonna first told a customer at the fast food drive-thru where she works in Oak Harbor “I love you” back in October and three months later, she’s said it to thousands. Sure, some folks are a little weirded out by hearing those three little words over the speaker, but since she started keeping track, more than 27-hundred folks have said “I love you” back to her.
Each time someone finishes ordering, the assistant manager shares her love message, telling them, “I love you. You are loved. You matter. You do you. I love you.” When customers are unsure of how to react to her declaration, she says, “If people can hate for no reason, why can’t I love?” And her words have meant more than she could’ve imagined to some customers, like the widow who was brought to tears and told DiDonna she had no one left to hug her, so they hugged and the woman has been back five times for more hugs and I love yous.
"To know that the little three words could mean so much to so many people, it's overwhelming my heart with so much more love," DiDonna says. "I truly believe that if we just love each other, the world would be better."