I love to see the eyes light up.

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

My wife and I stopped for dinner in our favorite small town diner.

Our waitress was a young lady talking about graduation.   Now, most everyone in the diner, (about 6-7) were talking with this young lady.

She was talking about getting ready for college and the things she needed.  "I am going to the 2nd hand stores and asking friends and relatives for any extra things I may be able to get to furnish my room with."

WE heard one say they had a microwave, some had extra dishes and cookware.

But she said she needed a toaster and a coffee maker.

WE got our bill and when we paid my wife handed the young gal $25.   "Here, we heard about your need for school so put this towards your toaster and coffee maker."

The young lady's eyes popped and we walked out.  We did here a loud Thank You! but we just waved and kept walking.

Our meal had come to just over $12.  WE love the place and they always have great people working there.

We will be back for sure.

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Jimmy Faulkner
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It is a nice feeling when you help somone who is not really asking for the help, but in need anyway. It makes my day & I quess theirs. IT MAKES EVERYONE UPBEAT.

Apr 04, 2013 11:57 AM #1
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Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
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I love your story. It is great to help others even in small ways. Well done!!

Apr 04, 2013 11:58 AM #2
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Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

LOVE IT! I live by "if I can afford to go out to dinner, I can afford to tip the one who serves me. WELL." You did such a nice deed for her!

Apr 04, 2013 12:00 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
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I love that. We were talking with some friends at lunch today about that very thing. We always tip well but our friends far out gave us.
Apr 04, 2013 12:07 PM #4
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Kim Logan
KELLER WILLIAMS LAKE OCONEE - Greensboro, GA
Kim Logan - Keller Williams Lake Oconee Realty

Sounds like a very nice place to go to eat... and meet some friendly people!  It's the small things that make  people happy, so glad you made her "eyes light up"!

Apr 04, 2013 12:26 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Joan Congilose
New Jersey Properties - Manalapan, NJ
Helping Sellers & Buyers

Isn't it amazing how a small act of kindness can make someone's day!

Apr 04, 2013 12:45 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

William it is always better to give than to receive...I have done similar act under similar events...Diane was saying WHY and the answer is clear you made two people happy you as well as the receiver!!!

Apr 04, 2013 03:48 PM #7
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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That was so nice of your wife. I'm sure that young woman really appreciated the TIP. It's nice to hear young people excited about moving on and up and furthering their education. I wish her the best of luck.

Apr 04, 2013 10:39 PM #8
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Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

It is the little things that can make soeones day.   I need to remember that.

Apr 05, 2013 11:58 PM #9
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Bill, that was a nice thing to do.  Wait staff don't get the tips in the small towns like in larger towns and the cities.

Apr 07, 2013 05:43 AM #10
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WE like to do the little things on the spur of the moment. Love to see the faces
Nov 03, 2013 09:09 AM #11
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