Astounding Goodwill Gesture From Diner Moves Teen To Tears
ShareTap Staff 8/10/2017
The service industry can be a tough one with long hours, lots of walking, and some grumpy customers to put up with. But when a teenaged waiter named Johnny was having a rough day, one of his customers decided to do something so generous that it would turn Johnny's frown upside down.
That incredible gesture has since gone viral. Maurice Green felt compelled to ask Johnny how his day was going, knowing that he must have been having a tough go at it just from his facial expressions and the way he was carrying himself. Maurice just had to intervene.
Johnny admitted that his day had been rough and Maurice said he had sensed that. So Maurice decided to brighten the boy's day and handed him something surprising. The waiter was floored. He never expected this.
It was a $100 tip. Johnny could not believe what was happening. His response is so heartwarming that you just want to reach out and hug him. His emotions get the best of him and he just can't hide what he's feeling.
Tears began to pool up in his eyes. Then he told Maurice that his bountiful tip had just paid off his car. He couldn't even stand still he was so astounded by this stranger's generosity.
Johnny did not forget his manners, though, and quickly shook Maurice's hand, profusely thanking him. Then Maurice told him he could tell he was a hard worker and that God had given him a nudge to help Johnny out.
He gave him a second huge gift that led Johnny to break down. Maurice also offered Johnny some sound advice: "Keep being who you are, keep being nice, don't let people frustrate you, because people are not nice, and this family - the Green family - wants to bless you."
Then, the two men embrace. It's a beautiful moment between an incredibly thoughtful man and a struggling young adult. What an amazing gesture for this young boy.