There’s nothing better than meeting a stranger who’s willing to help. One college student suffering from financial problems found her whole world changed during a long night shift as a waiter. One amazing couple lit her up with a massive gift!
Just A Struggling College Student
Savannah Stoneman, a young student at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, found herself working a long, boring shift last Saturday night. While Stoneman wanted to meet up with friends and have fun, she had a more important task: working to put herself through college. If she didn’t have her waitress position at Outback Steakhouse, she would barely afford a roof over her head, let alone an education. Still, as any waiter can tell you, it’s arduous work. Tired, Stoneman still tried her best to bring a smile to every table. And one truly noticed and appreciated her effort!
One older couple decided to thank her with more than just words – and Stoneman could not believe her eyes. Even though the total on the receipt came to just $60, the two lovebirds left her $500 as a tip! Tears swelling in her eyes, the young waitress asked why they gave her the money. The couple, who wants to remain nameless, said they were pushed over the edge when they noticed her tattoo. On the wrist, Stoneman has a tattoo remember her deceased father, a perfect copy of a letter he sent to her while deployed in Iraq. The sentiment touched the two, and they realized the waitress needed a little extra help in life.
However, while the generous tip was one thing, the couple’s not truly touched Stoneman…
“Go get something that makes you happy,” the couple wrote in a note on a receipt, drawing a cute heart beside the message. As you might imagine, Stoneman smiled brightly at the tip, tears welling in her eyes, and clutched the receipt close to her heart. Without a doubt, money has been a true struggle lately. Things are even worse not, given that the waitress has not been able to work as much recently, with her school schedule. As such, the $500 tip came to the desperate college student at the perfect time.
“I’m only able to work at Outback two days a week, that one tip from them is more than I’m making in an entire week right now. It just blows my mind that someone could be so generous to a complete stranger,” Stoneman said afterward. “I just want to thank them from the bottom of my heart and let them know that their kind act has relieved so much stress I’ve been dealing with. As a server, you see amazing people and many customers who don’t acknowledge servers as people and don’t take their feelings into consideration.”
Thankfully, there are many kind strangers, like this couple, willing to help restaurant workers right now. “That couple is by far the most amazing people I have met in my time serving,” Stoneman finished.