A waitress was working a bust Sunday shift when she came across a quiet woman sitting alone at a table. Megan King offered a bit of small talk, but was busy to sit down and have a good conversation.
Ironically, the small talk was exactly what the woman needed.
Last Sunday, as waitress Megan King was working a routine shift, she took the order of an elderly woman who was eating alone. King classed their interaction as pleasant, but nothing out of the ordinary.
“She came in about halfway through my 17-hour shift, and it was on Sunday, which is always pretty busy,” King told Newsweek. “About halfway through her meal, it started to slow down so we chatted for a few minutes. Small talk, nothing too deep. She told me she was almost 70… and she just wanted to stop by an old favorite for a bite.”
But the note the patron left behind with the $3 tip on her $11 check brought King to tears.
“Thank you very much for your kind service,” it read. “This was my first time eating out alone since my husband passed. I was hoping I could get through it.”
Yeah, that tugs at the heartstrings. God bless that woman, and God bless that waitress.