For those of you who’ve never waitressed before, it’s a pretty hard job. Dealing with rude customers that demand 10 refills each, or complain about everything you put in front of them really takes a toll someone. And after putting on a smile and hoping they took a class in Tipping a Waitress 101, they still leave you the bare minimum — sometimes all I want to do is cry because I’m so frustrated with nonsense tippers that just don’t comprehend all that goes into serving at a restaurant.
But one man did appreciate his service, so much so that his last wish was for his family to go out for pizza and leave the deserving waitress a $500 tip for a job well done! Aaron Collins, a 30 year old computer technician who died last Saturday, always liked to make impacts on others’ lives in any way that he could, but he did not have the money to make his $500 tipping idea come true. He asked his family members to host a website that accepted donations to make his dream come true, and with the help of many donors, were able to fulfilling it at Puccini’s restaurant in Lexington, KY.
Check out the shock and amazement this waitress faced when she was handed her gratuity!
The family is still accepting donations to keep Aaron Collins’ wish alive and touch the lives of many waiters and waitresses who are often under appreciated. Check out their site, and you can make your own contribution to this amazing cause!
I think what the Collins family is doing is a wonderful effort to show service workers just how much one man cared. One the site, Aaron Collins is described as
…incredibly sentimental, though he always tried to hide it. The small things people did for him are what touched him the most. He was generous with the limited means he had, and his last wishes were that any money he had be given freely in ways that would impact those who received it.
The story truly touches me and makes me feel like someone out there really did care about us little guys out there in the world!
How does this story make you feel? Will you donate?