Restaurant Employee Gets Big Reward For Generosity Toward Young Customer

| by Sean Kelly

A restaurant worker’s random act of kindness was rewarded in a major way.

Travis Sattler was working at Freddy’s, a restaurant in Houston, Texas, when a young boy looking to buy some custard for dessert approached him at the counter. The boy began pulling dollar bills and coins from his pockets, attempting to scrape together enough money to buy the ice cream. “He was a little nervous. Ends up handing me everything he had,” Sattler said. “He was maybe two dollars short.”

With just 30 or so minutes left on his shift, Sattler decided he’d buy the boy’s dessert. “It’s on me,” he told him. “He had the biggest eyes, the widest smile,” Sattler said.

About a half an hour later, the boy brought Sattler a note as he was walking out of the restaurant with his mother. "It says, 'Thank you for being so nice and paying for my custard, we need more people like you,'" Sattler said. Wrapped inside the receipt was a $100 bill.

The generous employee told reporters he’s planning to put the money away for nursing school. “I like to think that I made a good impact on their day, and I kind of brightened it up, just like they did mine,” he said.

Padden Nelson, the owner of Freddy’s, said the restaurant chain has plans to reward Sattler for his kind gesture. “Travis' face is probably a face that boy will remember for a long time,” Nelson said. The restaurant is planning to give Sattler an extra $100, and will also attempt to locate the boy and his family to present them with some gift cards.

“We all need to look out for each other,” Sattler said.

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