On the Facebook page Love What Matters, the partner of a waiter submitted a sweet story about the power of giving and the overwhelming feeling of gratitude when one act of kindness fell into his lap.
The waiter, from Ireland, was hoping for a way to take the mother of his son and his yet-to-be-born child to Ireland, his home country, so that he may introduce his tiny family to his Irish family. After telling his story to a few customers who asked, he picked up the receipt to find a $750 tip attached to a $122.87 bill.
The final bill? It was $872.87. The full story is as follows:
“My boyfriend got this tip last night at work. He’s from Ireland and is trying to take us back there once Killian is born so we can meet his family. Thought I would share to show everyone there’s not only hate out there. Truly blessed.”
The note on the receipt reads: “Hopefully this can you get to Ireland for the holidays.” Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, this act of kindness has circulated the internet and brought warmth to the heart of many.