A waitress in New York City was in for a huge shock when she received an extraordinary tip from a patron. Unlike other recent “tips” for hard working wait staff that have been going viral, this tip was actually positive. Positive, as in $3000 dollars’ worth of positivity!
Now that’s service with a smile.
A man only identified as Mike left the three thousand dollar tip on $43.50 worth of food. He performed this act of kindness after the waitress told him that she had recently been served an eviction notice from her apartment. Aside from the generous %6800 percent tip for her service he left for her, the man had another tip for the waitress; “Don’t let pay it forward end with you.”
Mike was inspired by a middle school teacher of his named Rich Specht who dealt with a personal tragedy by creating a pay it forward foundation. After their 22 month old son drowned in a pond as the family prepared for Hurricane Sandy in 2012 Specht started ReesSpechtLife.com –to encourage acts of kindness.
Mike says “I just had also been constantly thinking about for quite some time my teacher’s project and this foundation, and I thought it was an appropriate time.”