A waitress received a $1,000 tip from a generous customer so that she could fulfill her lifelong dream of vacationing in Italy, and her daughter took to Tumblr to express gratitude to the anonymous man.
The Tumblr blogger “Casual Cynic” first posted a picture of the receipt, which reads, “Your ticket to Italy. Enjoy!!” The blogger, who works with her mother at the unknown restaurant, told readers how the man came to adding a $1,000 tip to his $60.42 bill.
“So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now,” explained the blogger in her post. “She had been waitressing years before, but this is recently. Anyway, about...15 minutes ago this guy she waited on left and told her to take care. Just that.”
“Prior to this she had talked to him about Italy,” continued the daughter. “Her people are from Florence, this and that, and she said she's never been. She got 8 years of art education and she's working a waitress job. It's pretty... sad and disappointing, I guess. Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn't had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she's not from.”
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“This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1,000 dollars for a trip to Italy,” revealed the blogger. “Walked out, not another word.”
At the end of the post, the daughter added, “You know. Just when I start to lose faith in humanity… Hm.”
Stories like this really prove that good things do actually happen to good people.