Mary and I stopped at one of our favorite breakfast stops this morning while running errands. When we asked for our check the waitress said someone paid for it. Our first reaction was that dumb awkward stare then we thanked her and who ever did this.
I wanted to leave tip and so we talked to the manager. He insisted everything was covered. Mary and I asked if we could pay it forward having been moved by such a thoughtful gesture by a total stranger. After insisting the manager finally agreed and we paid it forward so a family could enjoy the same.
The manager did thank us saying there're some folks who would appreciate our gesture to pay it forward.
There are still good people in this world. I have to say this was a first for me, us. I have never been on the receiving end, it was a very moving experience.