From today’s Chicago Sun Times…
July 13, 2007
ANGOLA, Ind. — A waitress got more than a $5 tip for her friendly service. She also got a $10,000 gift. Jessica Osborne was so overcome she cried so hard she could barely breathe. When she told a co-worker what had happened she called her a liar.
”I got that a lot,” Osborne said.
The money came from a mother and her two sons who want to remain anonymous. The three were regular customers at the Pizza Hut in Angola and she remembered their order: two Mountain Dews, a cup of hot water for a bag of tea the woman would bring in, and a large Meat Lover’s Stuffed Crust pizza.
Each time they would ask for Osborne to be their server and chat with her.
”They make your day better when they come in,” she said.
The 20-year-old waitress told the family recently how she had started college twice before, but had to withdraw because she didn’t have enough money. They came Sunday night and handed Osborne a check, folded in half, with money from an education fund they had set up after a death in the family.
”I said I didn’t want to look at it because I thought I was going to cry,” Osborne said.