Waiter gets $500 tip from stranger… but the reason is even more moving

Kasey Simmons ,a 32-year-old waiter was shocked when an unknown customer who ordered the cheapest thing on the menu,left a $500 tip for him.

“They ordered the cheapest thing on the menu, “Flavored water.”
The total bill was $0.37. The tip was $500. A note, written on a napkin explained why.

A day earlier,Simmons was buying groceries at his local market when he noticed an older woman in the checkout line, obviously anguished.He watched as other customers passed her by, but decided to approach her. Before long, they were talking.
She didn’t tell him what was wrong, but her mood seemed to rise and he paid her $17 grocery bill despite her objection.

“It was only $17, but it’s not about the money,” he said. “It’s about showing someone you care.”
The tip at the restaurant apparently came from the woman’s grateful daughter. The note on the napkin described the mother’s anguish as she tried to go about her normal activities on what was the third anniversary of her husband’s death.
Simmons choked up as he read the message out loud.
“On one of the most depressing days of the year … you made my mother’s day wonderful,” the note said. “You insisted on paying. Told her she is a very beautiful woman. I have not seen this woman smile this much since dad died.”
Simmons’ kindness made a difference, and the daughter wanted to let him know. But she did not let him know the woman’s name.
Culled from CNN

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