Server receives $500 tip after simple act of kindness

A server’s simple act of compassion went a long way this week. According to, Kasey Simmons, who works at a Dallas-area Applebee’s restaurant, was waiting in a grocery store checkout line last Monday when he noticed another patron — an older woman — looking dejected. So Simmons chatted with the woman. When she reached the register, he even paid for her groceries. But Simmons had no idea just how grateful the woman was. The next day, her daughter visited Simmons’ workplace — and left a $500 tip on a $0.37 bill. In a letter written on a restaurant napkin, the daughter explained that the day at the grocery store was a hard one for her mother: it marked the third anniversary of her husband’s death. She wrote “you made her year.”