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IHOP Worker Who Accidentally Turned Away Adam Sandler Shares Encounter On TikTok

Dayanna Rodas, an IHOP employee, recently discovered that a prospective customer she turned away was, in fact, famous actor Adam Sandler.

Sandler had entered the establishment, asked how long the wait was, and Rodas let him know it would be about 30 minutes. Sandler found that too long and left.

Rodas nabbed the security footage of the encounter and shared it with TikTok.

https://www.tiktok.com/@dayanna.rodas/video/6955265920461819141

She captioned:

“Pleaseee come back. Not realizing its Adam Sandler and telling him its a 30min wait and him ofc leaving bc hes not going to wait 30mins for IHOP.”

The video has over 7.5 million views and many commenters have cited Sandler’s general decency during the interaction. They pointed out that despite his incredible status as an actor and comedian, he did not cut the line or push his way into the IHOP.

“At least he didn’t use his fame to rush anything, he left like a normal person would,” wrote one person.

@dayanna.rodas / TikTok

“The fact he could have said… I’m Adam Sandler and didn’t is amazing, most celebrities would use their status to get them places,” commented another.

A few people were shocked that Rodas didn’t know who Sandler was, though it’s fair to point out that he was wearing a mask.

“How could they not tell. He was wearing the Adam Sandler fit,” one person asked.

“How’d you not realise it was him with those shorts… it’s his signature look,” another asked.

“He dresses like he’s always ready to hoop and I respect him for that,” quipped another.

@dayanna.rodas / TikTok

Adam Sandler is notoriously chill as a celebrity, however, so it wasn’t surprising that he was very cool about the entire thing. When the video was shared on Reddit, someone commented:

“He lives in my neighborhood and frequents one of the restaurants I do and he’s very down to earth. Doubt he was mad he didn’t get preferential treatment, he’s always so chill.”