While most waiters received ten to twenty percent tips nowadays, some are lucky enough to receive fifty to a hundred percent. But a tip which is almost seven thousand percent of the bill seems almost impossible until a certain customer named “Mike” actually left a $3,000 tip on top of his $43.50 bill in New York to a waitress at a restaurant in Times Square
The waitress was having a troubled day after she was served with an eviction notice. One of the restaurant’s regular customer heard her talk about her setback which reminder him of his teacher’s project and his foundation and he thought it was the right time to pay forward.
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In his $43.50 bill, he placed a $ 3,000 tip and at the back of it was a note of his requirements:
“Thank you for your kindness and humility. My teacher in middle school had such as difficult experience a few years ago which has sparked me to do this. My only requirements are:
- Go to Reespecht.com and learn!
- Don’t let “pay it forward” end with you
- Since it is about the idea and not about you or me, if you decide to share this, please don’t use either of our names.
Thank you for being around for all of my shows off and on broadway. I hope that one day someone gives as much love and happiness into the world as you do.”
The teacher that Mike was referring to is Mr. Richard Specht from Smithtown School District somewhere in Long Island, New York. His two-year old son drown in 2012 two days before the hurricane Sandy and to pay it forward for the people who helped him with the funerl costs, he put up a foundation called ReesSpecht Life.
ReesSpecht Life is a non-profit organization that distributes pay it forward cards and provide scholarships to less fortunate children.
Paying forward has never been this heartwarming and if everyone has the heart to help those in need and pay back the good will and kindness, this world will be a much better place to live in.
See more pay-it forward experiences over the globe initiated by the ReesSpecht Life Foundation below: