A simple act of kindness can create an endless ripple of good deeds. Though some people do great things without expecting anything in return, doing good things definitely has its rewards. 32-year-old Kasey Simmons didn’t expect this to happen to him!
The 32-year-old was working at a Dallas-area Applebee’s restaurant, when a stranger suddenly tipped him $500. He was surprised as to why a person would tip him with such a big amount—but her reason for giving him money that big will definitely melt your hearts.
Apparently, Simmons did something the previous day. He was waiting in a grocery store checkout line last Monday when he noticed another patron—an older woman—looking dejected. He started chatting with the old woman and cheered her up. Upon reaching the register, Simmons even paid for her groceries.
“It was only $17, but it’s not about the money. It’s about showing someone you care,” Simmons said.
But Simmons had no idea just how grateful the woman was. The next day, her daughter visited Simmons’ workplace—and left a $500 tip on a $0.37 bill. In a letter written on a restaurant napkin, the daughter explained that the day at the grocery store was a hard one for her mother: it marked the third anniversary of her husband’s death.
“My mother did not need you to help her, but you made her year,” the daughter wrote.