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With One Note, A Man Turned a Distraught Waitress’s Night Around

posted: 05/26/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi
This story helps prove how a small act of kindness can make a huge difference.

In a story on the Love What Matters Facebook page, one woman shared how a simple note and 500% tip from a man in a restaurant turned her night around and left her crying tears of happiness.

On this day, Elissa Walther, a waitress in a restaurant, was serving one of the "worst tables." However, this particular man had taken notice and stood up for her by telling the table how rude they were being. But, the kind acts didn't end there.

"I ended up bursting into tears at his table," Walther recounted, "and he handed me his napkin and allowed me the time to get myself together before he gave me his order."

But it was towards the end of his time in the restaurant that something really special happened.

"He was so kind to me," she said, "apologized for how I was being treated, talked me down from my tears, made me laugh, and ended up leaving me a 500% tip along with this extremely sweet note, which says:

'Like your pens, people come in all colors, nice, rude, and sometimes jerks. Don't let them ruin your day. Now have dinner sometime on the nice people. Have a great shift. Your new friend.'"

Walther burst into tears after reading it, she said. She concluded her story with some sweet words about this man.

"People like that are gifts," she said, "and I am humbled and so thankful for his light, kindness, and generosity in ways that went far beyond monetary."