A Waitress Got A $3000 Tip From A Customer. She Was Speechless When She Found Out Why

After Rich Specht lost his son in a drowning accident, the 8th grade science teacher began a pay-it-forward movement with his students. Little did he know that one of his student’s parents would be inspired to perform a random act of kindness of their own, one that ended up having a life-changing, butterfly effect.

As a part of this middle-school teacher's pay it forward movement, a man left his waitress a $3,000 tip, asking her to pay it forward.

A waitress in Rich’s town was worried about losing her family's apartment after being served an eviction notice. She continued to go to work and prayed for a miracle. She talked about it to one of her customers, a man she'd been serving at the restaurant for about a year. That man, Mike, was the father of one of Rich’s students, and felt inspired by the class to do a random act of kindness. He paid his $43.50 tab and threw in a little something extra. Imagine the waitress's shock when she saw that he had tipped $3,000. 

Mike is not disclosing his last name, but he did speak to ABC News about his decision. “She really needed it and has been so happy since then, so I feel I did the right thing,” he said. “She said she was going to devote herself to the foundation and continue to pay it forward.”

Credit: ABC News

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