It was an ordinary customer that waitress Becky Nielsen was waiting on. Or so she thought, until she returned to the table to clean up after the woman left.
There was something truly jaw-dropping written on her receipt.
At the top, the diner had written, "Life is short, a friend of mine died last night. Please enjoy a night with someone YOU love!" And below that was a beyond generous tip of $77.92, which added to the price of the meal of $22.08 amounted to $100 total.
On the verge of tears when she received it, Nielsen said she'll never forget this moment.
“Wow, that’s amazing,” she said. “It’s just so nice that somebody would do that when they’re grieving.”
Nielson plans to use the tip for a special night out with her boyfriend and close friends. In the meantime, she has a special message for the customer.
“Just thank you, and I hope it gets better from here on out for her,” she said.