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1,000-Lb Sisters Fans Think This Guy Is The Unsung Hero Of The Gatlinburg Episodes

"1,000-lb Sisters" is a TLC reality series that focuses on the lives of Amy and Tammy Slaton, two sisters whose struggles with food addiction have caused their combined weights to exceed 1,000 pounds, as the title suggests. Both women have their own goals in life, although they'll have to significantly change their lifestyles and dietary habits if they want to accomplish them. Amy wants to get healthier in order to become a mother, while Tammy, who requires almost constant care, wants to lose weight to gain back her independence. "1,000-lb Sisters" follows Amy and Tammy as they work towards losing weight and qualifying for weight loss surgery. The series also features the sister's extended family, including their brother Chris, who also struggles with weight. The show covers serious topics like depression and addiction, but the Slaton family still manages to make each other laugh once in a while.

The third season of "1000-lb Sisters" aired earlier in 2022 and several episodes in Season 3 showed the sisters and their extended family travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which is a town renowned for its enchanting mountain views, as well as a bevy of amusement parks and resorts. The vacation had its fair share of ups and downs, including a few of Tammy's signature meltdowns, but the actions of one kind stranger left an impression on viewers.

The kindness of an amusement park employee brings out Chris' inner child

After arriving at an amusement park in Gatlinburg, Chris Combs, Amy and Tammy's brother, was excited to get on a roller coaster, but worried that his recent weight loss wouldn't be significant enough to earn him a seat on the ride. Chris initially didn't fit in the seat and sadly accepted the ride's weight limit, although the thoughtfulness of an amusement park employee turned the situation around.

When one seat doesn't work, the amusement park employee kept trying until Chris was secured in the ride. He was patient and affable through the entire scene, laughing with the family as they made jokes. The man repeatedly made sure Chris was comfortable and safe before starting the ride, which Chris clearly enjoyed.

"Amusement Park guy was a really decent dude and handled Chris' situation with kindness and dignity," wrote u/leowifeforlife. Fans were happy to see that what could have been an embarrassing experience for Chris was easily remedied with compassion and humanity. Not only did he take extra care of Chris, but the mystery employee also gave Amy a fun advantage to help combat the issues with her eyesight on the ride. Sometimes reality television can be a showcase for bad behavior, so it's great to see a series highlight a moment of genuine goodwill.