We know that it’s fun going out to eat with your friends and family from time to time. After weeks of cooking and working, I totally agree we deserve this treat. And this is from a customer side.
But how about a waitress or a waiter? Well, from that perspective, eating out means a lot of work. And I can assure you serving food is not an easy task. Especially when you also have a bad day or something happens in your personal life.
This is also the case of this waitress who got an eviction notice and was worried that she will lose her family’s apartment. She had the strength to continue going to work every day in order to pay her bills. One day, a miracle happened and she was in shock seeing that one man had given her a $3,000 tip on a bill for $43,50.
“This woman had been serving us for almost a year now. She’s a lovely individual, and she talked about how she was served an eviction notice last month,” Mike, who asked to remain anonymous, told ABC News. “I just had also been constantly thinking about for quite some time my teacher’s project and this foundation, and I thought it was an appropriate time.”
“She really needed it and has been so happy since then, so I feel I did the right thing,” he said. “She said she was going to devote herself to the foundation and continue to pay it forward.”
It’s a scenario Specht and his wife never imagined when they started the foundation.
“All we ever want is to make a difference in the world. My son only had 22 months and didn’t really have a chance, and that’s all I wanted for him: to know he inspired someone he never met to do something,” Specht said. “I don’t know if there is a word that fits it because I can’t describe the feeling. It restores something that was missing.”
The foundation he is referring to is “ReesSpecht Life,” a pay-it-forward movement started by his eighth grade science teacher Rich Specht after Specht’s 22-month-old son died in a tragic drowning accident.
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