An Applebee’s waiter’s random act of kindness inspired another kind gesture
Kasey Simmons, a waiter at an Applebee’s in Little Elm, Texas, was waiting in the checkout line at Kroger supermarket when he noticed the woman ahead of him had been crying. He decided to pay for the stranger’s $17 worth of groceries and gave her his contact info, along with an offer to come by his workplace for a coffee or dessert on the house to talk.
The next day, Simmons received a $500 tip on a 37-cent bill for a flavored water. A note on a napkin read, “On behalf of the Sullivan family, I want to thank you for being the person you are. On one of the most depressing days of the year (the death of my father, 3 year anniversary) you made my mother’s day wonderful. She has been smiling since you did what you did.”Back to top