LITTLE ELM, Texas – When a distraught woman at a Kroger grocery store caught Kasey Simmons's attention, he saw how upset the woman was and offered to pay for her groceries.
“It was only $17, but it’s not about the money–it’s about showing someone you care,” Simmons told WFAA-TV, an ABC affiliate in Dallas.
It turned out that Simmons’s recent act of kindness had not gone unnoticed.
Simmons, who is a server at Applebee's, was working the next night when one of his diners surprised him.
“They ordered the cheapest thing on the menu of flavored water–it was $0.37,” Simmons said in the WFAA-TV online article. “But my tip was about 50,000 percent.”
Simmons saw $500 on the tip line, as well an Applebee’s napkin with a note scrawled on it explaining the generosity.
Here’s the twist: the diner who tipped $500 is the daughter of the woman in the grocery store.
On the napkin she wrote that her mother was upset by the three-year anniversary of the death of her husband. She thanked Simmons for his decision to help and for the kindness he showed her mother.
Simmons is happy with the way the situation unfolded, but there’s still one more thing he wants: to meet the family and thank them in person.