I love stories like this…

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.

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6 responses to “I love stories like this…

  1. There are much bigger tips than Jessica Osborne’s. Melina Salazar’s tip is five times as much and she got $50,000 tip from an elderly gentleman (unfortunately, he is no longer living). Kent Eberhardt got a tip by an elderly gentleman Jack Lemons and Lemons has no immediate family and he is with the Lord Jesus Christ (hopefully!)

  2. It seems we have a new reader, shame you joined just as Leslie’s attentions have to winter love.

  3. There are several women got the money from the will of the British Subject Charles Vance Millar. Millar left behind $750,000 in his will and has no family of his own.

  4. In speaking of the $750,000 and a British Subject, the $750,000 came from Canadian money and the British Subject part because there was no such thing as a Canadian citizen before 1947.

  5. I found another story:
    Colin Gilbert left behind $14,000 (in today’s money in 2011) to Thelma Morman (or Norman). Colin is the British Walter Swords and Thelma is the British Melina Salazar. It takes place in the late 1960s. Colin is a very mean man and Thelma was a kind woman. Remarkably similar!

  6. There is another story:
    Walter Samaszko, Jr. a man with no immediate family, left behind $185,000 in stocks, $12,000 in Cash, $200 in the bank, and SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS IN GOLD!

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