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Kindhearted Waitress Picks Up The Check For Grieving Parents

posted: 06/17/15
by: TLCme

For weeks, waitress Kayla Lane's regular customers Debbie and Shaun Riddle came into the West Side Cafe in Fort Worth, Texas, with their daughter Glory. So when they visited the restaurant one day without their daughter, she asked them where their daughter was.

"I said, 'Didn't y'all have a baby with you last time?'" Lane told Yahoo! News.

But the Riddle's young daughter had died in her sleep four weeks earlier. The young parents still don't know what caused their infant daughter's unexpected death.

"I didn't know what to say," said Lane. "I just said, 'Oh my gosh, I am so sorry and I know you are hearing "sorry" so much that it's just another word, but I really am terribly sorry.' There's nothing anyone can say to make that better, especially someone like me who has never had a child or lost a child. So I just served them with the best service I could."

And, at the end of the meal, Lane decided to pick up their tab. Instead of bill, she presented them with a note of condolence, saying "Your ticket has been paid for. We are terribly sorry for loss. God Bless."

We eat at West Side Cafe on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth quite a lot and last month sometime we took our new baby, Glory in....

Posted by Debbie Davis Riddle on Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Riddles were touched by her gesture and posted a thank you on their Facebook page. "We hear so much negativity on the news and so that is why I felt led to share this story in hopes that Kayla and this restaurant will get some good recognition," wrote Debbie Riddle.

The post soon went viral, and Lane countered with her own sweet Facebook note.

"I'm humbled by this experience and thank the Riddles so much for being the wonderful people that they are and now blessing me with their friendship. I am eternally grateful."