Man walks into Denny’s and asks for a single mother waitress—when he walks out he leaves everyone sobbing

August 11, 2017 5:40 pm Last Updated: September 24, 2017 1:03 pm

Some stories are just so good that people have a hard time believing they are real. Take for example this case, when one man had dinner at a Utah Denny’s one night.

When he first arrived, he asked an odd question: he wanted a specific kind of waitress. No one could have imagined why, but they agreed to his request. By the time he walked out, their confusion turned to sobs—his incredible acts of kindness touched everyone in the restaurant.

A man came into a Utah Denny’s and asked for a single mother for a waitress.

In April of 2016, an unknown man walked into a Denny’s restaurant in Utah and asked the hostess an odd question.

“Can I have a waitress who is a single mother?” The man said according to a Facebook post by Love What Matters.

The hostess thought this was an odd request, but did as he asked.

The man ordered some food and watched as seven families came in to have dinner. For each and every one of them, he paid for their entire meal. In total, the man spent over $1000 on people he did not even know.

Everyone was stunned by his generosity, but his reason would soon have them sobbing.


“Why did you do that?” asked the hostess, according to Love What Matters.

As she looked into his eyes, she saw a great and deep sadness there. It almost brought her to tears.

“Family is everything,” he said according to a Facebook post by Love What Matters. “I’ve lost all mine.”

The hostess had to leave quickly. His response was far too terrible and touching for her to bear. She rushed to the back of the restaurant where she began to sob.

Shortly after, it was learned that after he paid his bill, the man also left his server, a single mother named Crystal, with a surprise. Though his own bill was only $21.34, he had left Crystal with a tip amounting to $1,500.

The man had even left his server, Crystal, a special gift that changed her life.

“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,” the server wrote in a Facebook post by Love What Matters. “Because of you she gets her new place next week.”

The man did not wait to be thanked, nor could he be reached for comment later. However, everyone was touched by his incredible act of kindness. Thanks to him, not only did seven families eat for free, but a woman and her son were able to get back on their feet.

Read the full heartwarming story here.