Kind-Hearted Woman Gives Waitress $330 Tip To 'Pay It Forward'
A US waitress was left in tears after a kind customer left a large tip as part of the 'Venmo Challenge'.
Katie Taylor had only recently returned to her waitressing job in Indiana, due to the coronavirus, and served a woman who ran up a $35 (£27.35) bill.
Unbeknownst to Katie, the woman she had served, Heather Hotrum, was also a waitress and she was taking part in a 'pay it forward' movement that's currently growing on social media in which people raise donations before offering up a hefty tip for service staff who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
One of Katie's pals had nominated her to receive the substantial tip as part of the movement, which has been named 'the Venmo Challenge' after the money-sharing app that's popular in the US.
As well as paying the $35 bill, Heather handed over a $330 (£257.89) tip.
Sharing the clip on Facebook, Heather wrote: "I tried so soso dang hard not to cry!!! I couldn't hold it back!! PSA: grab a tissue!!
Taylor told wndu.com: "I was like, 'What's happening?' And she was like, 'So we have been getting donations and we've just decided to bless you.'"
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Adding: "I was just in awe; just completely in shock. The first thing that came to mind was: 'Awesome, I get to buy new shoes for work.'"
Taylor said she now plans to pay it forward to someone else in the future and hopes others will, too.
Speaking to the news outlet, she had this advice for others: "Be the most understanding, the kindest, most generous person you can be because everyone is struggling; and if you are in the position to help others, don't hesitate to do that."
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After the clip was shared online social media users flooded both Katie and Heather with praise and support for the good deed.
One person wrote: "Wish I had 500 to give her! She looks sweet and GRATEFUL good job Heather!Y'all did good work."
Meanwhile, others said the clip left them in tears.
Ahh, see, the world isn't entirely a bad place after all.
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