After learning that their waitress was a single mom working three jobs, an Idaho couple reached out to their friends on social media, and surprisingly, within two hours, more than 100 people responded. The couple was thus able to leave an incredible tip before leaving the restaurant, reducing the server to tears.
Michael and Kelly Wolsten were dining at a new Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Le 1 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Dec. 6. While conversing with their server, TC Huynh, the couple ascertained that she was working so hard to support her two young children, aged 4 and 5.
“We want to bless her big time,” he wrote. “Want to join our tip to her tonight? Can’t wait to see how much we help her!”
Just like that, donations began pouring in from friends in the state and the country, and by the end of the night, the Wolstens had raised well over $2,000.
In disbelief, TC wiped tears from her eyes, laughing and insisting that she didn’t usually cry. “That is wonderful,” she gushed before Kelly wished her happy holidays and the pair shared a hug.
“I thought [Kelly] was going to complain about the food or service,” the server admitted, “so I was thinking in my head if I said something I shouldn’t have or if I was being awkward because I’m exhausted today ... but it was absolutely a BLESSING.”
“It’s an example of what people can do when we unite in love,” he reflected. “Sometimes good people just need an opportunity to do good things.”