Strange people are everywhere in life, and most of us wouldn’t even give them the time of day. We’d just think, “that was weird,” and move on, probably forgetting them in a day or two. But then there are people like this lonely man who decided to spend a morning watching other customers at a Denny’s.
A server named Crystal found herself waiting on a strange man. He was alone, he wasn’t eating much, and he had asked specifically to be waited on by a single mother. He spent most of his time just watching other families eating together. Keeping to himself, he was at the diner for two hours with the same waitress.
Every now and then, he would ask for another family’s bill. And when he finally left? The server working the check-out counter posted this incredible account on Facebook, and hopes desperately that he might read it because he left before anyone could say a word.
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.
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.
No one could have predicted that this guy was going to start paying for the food of other families. Or that he would tip his waitress over a grand. They have no idea what happened to his family, but it’s safe to assume that he won’t be seeing them again any time soon. Instead of dwelling on his tragedy, he decided to give back to his community…and change the life of one very hard working single mother!