Sydney Johansson, a 17-year-old with cerebral palsy from Fountain, CO, was more than a little excited to have her senior pictures taken at the Garden of the Gods, a national monument that would make for a breathtaking backdrop. But after hiring local photographer Jessica Vallia, Sydney's luck took a turn for the worse and it started to pour. With few options, Sydney and her mom, Laura, decided to take a chance by asking the nearby Starbucks if they could have the session there instead.
Jessica told POPSUGAR that Sydney needed to have the photos taken that day because she had a surgery scheduled for later in the month.
"Laura joked about the Taco Bell senior photos a few years back and that it was too bad Chick-fil-A was closed being Sunday," Jessica said. "The only other place really was Starbucks, and we all agreed that it was a trendy, upbeat kind of place for a 17-year-old and we'd just have to make the best of it."
Although they were apprehensive about asking for a favor, Laura made a mad dash for the front door and explained the situation to Chris, the shift supervisor, emphasizing that Sydney uses a wheelchair — which meant their venue choices were more limited.
Without a moment's hesitation, Chris sprung into action, doing everything to help Sydney make the session memorable. He even went outside in the pouring rain to help her get out of the car without getting wet.