Working as a server can be a thankless job. You bring food and drinks to your customers, hoping that they are going to be kind. If a customer is unhappy about their food, the server has to hear about it. If the food didn’t come out fast enough, the server has to hear about it. When the customer pays their bill, the server hopes that they left a good tip, because most of a server’s income comes from their tips. There are some days where being a server is no fun at all.
There are some servers who go above and beyond the call of duty. Even if a customer is rude and doing nothing but complaining, these servers still bring their meals with a smile. It takes a lot of patience and a little bit of kindness to be a great server.
A Kind Gesture
The woman who watched Evonni and the man was Laura Wolf. She wasn’t taking photos of Evonni because she was unhappy with the service; she was taking photos because she was impressed with the care the young woman was giving this man in need.
When Laura got home, she posted the photo on Facebook. In the caption, she wrote, “I don’t know her name, but I heard this elderly gentleman tell her his hand’s don’t work too good. He was struggling to breathe with his oxygen mask. Without hesitation, she took his plate and cut up his ham. This may seem small, but to him, I’m sure it was huge. I’m thankful to have seen this at of kindness and caring at the start of my day while everything in their world seems so negative. If we could all be like this waitress and take time to offer a helping hand.”
It didn’t take long for Laura’s Facebook post to go viral. Within a few days, the post was shared over 47,000 times and received over 99,000 likes. Fortunately, the post was seen by certain people who agreed that what Evonni did was wonderful and that she deserved recognition.
When the Mayor gave her the check, Evonni broke down in tears. It was a huge gesture, and it was what she had been working so hard for. Her manager at Waffle House was thrilled that one of his employees was getting recognition for being such a wonderful person. He says that it feels great knowing that he has such caring people on his staff.
This story is proof that it doesn’t take much to do a good deed for another person. Just one small thing can mean the world to another person. If we all were to do one good deed for one person each day, the world would be a better place. This struggling waitress shows elderly customer kindness, then she receives