Generosity of any kind is wonderful, but when it’s offered anonymously, without any desire for public recognition, it’s even more incredible. One man, whose name is unknown, recently helped a whole lot of people at a restaurant, and then he vanished without a trace.
A woman who worked at a Denny’s in Utah captioned a Facebook photo with a story to thank the man who came in and generously paid for the meals of 7 families. “Today I met an angel,” the woman wrote. “You asked me, ‘Can I have a waitress who is a single mother?’ I thought it was very odd, but I sat you in Crystal’s section. You sat there for 2 hours just watching people. 7 families came in and ate while you were there and you paid every one of their bills, over $1,000 you paid for people you didn’t even know.”
Incredible, right? When the woman asked this generous man why he had done that, he replied, “Family is everything. I’ve lost all mine.”
The man was clearly in pain, but he wanted to help others who are fortunate enough to still have their families. And the man helped his waitress Crystal, too. “I just wanted to let you know, the waitress Crystal that you requested was living in a shelter with her son until she was able to save up enough to get a place. Your bill was $21.34 and you left her a $1,500 tip, because of you she gets her new place next week,” the woman wrote in her post.
It’s very touching to know that one man’s random act of kindness was able to do so much. And after all that, the man didn’t want anything in return. “You left before any of us could say thank you,” the woman wrote. “I hope you read this because you’re truly an amazing person and you stole the hearts of every one of us here. Thank you.”
What a wonderful gesture! We hope the man is able to find happiness and peace in his life. He certainly made many other people happy that day.