This ‘Good Samaritan’ Tipped A Single Mom Waitress With $1,500

Witnessing acts of kindness is always a positive experience – especially if it has been done by a random stranger. Take this guy, for example, who sat for two hours in a Denny’s branch in Utah.

The unnamed man had a strange request, too – he asked for a single mother to serve him. Crystal, one of the workers in the restaurant, was a single mother and obliged to handle the job.

The stranger “intently watched families walk into the restaurant,” according to Distractify, but by the time he left the establishment, “his waitress and the entire staff there thought he was an ‘angel’.”


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In a lengthy post on Love What Matters’Facebook page, we read:

“Today I met an angel. You came into a Denny’s I work at in Utah. You asked me, ‘Can I have a waitress who is a single mother?’ I thought it was very odd, but I sat you in Crystal’s section. You sat there for 2 hours just watching people. 7 families came in and ate while you were there and you paid every one of their bills, over $1,000 you paid for people you didn’t even know. I asked, ‘Why did you do that?’ You simply said, ‘Family is everything, I’ve lost all mine.’ Looking into your eyes while you said that made me tear up (It’s why I walked away so quickly) as soon as I got in the back I broke down in tears because your eyes had so much pain in them.”


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The entry continued:

“I just wanted to let you know, the waitress Crystal that you requested was living in a shelter with her son until she was able to save up enough to get a place. Your bill was $21.34 and you left her a $1,500 tip, because of you she gets her new place next week, because of you 7 families ate for free. Crystal told me she prayed the night before for a miracle and God sent you. You left before any of us could say thank you, I hope you read this because you’re truly an amazing person and you stole the hearts of every one of us here. Thank you.”

This story definitely restored our faith in humanity.

How Do I Do Acts Of Kindness To Others?

Mark Brown, one of the commenters on the said Facebook post by Love What Matters, gave wonderful insights for those who also want to be a ‘Good Samaritan’.

He wrote:

“I hope y’all don’t think you have to have a thousand dollars to do this. . . . pay for a meal for an elderly couple at a restaurant. Buy a $50.00 gift card from your grocery store, and give it to a mom counting her change as they ring up her baby food order. . . hand a $20.00 bill to a stranger and tell them “God loves you”

“Smile at someone and say hello.

“Even just be kind to the customer service person that you sat on hold for 30 minutes before they picked up the phone . . .

“It is so easy to just be kind.

“And God notices when you do it, even though it was hard.”