Stranger sits at Denny’s for 2 hours and doesn’t order, pays for 7 families’ meals and tips $1500


In a world filled with turmoil and uncertainty, family is one of the important support systems we can have in our lives. They are there for us regardless of the circumstances, and they pass no judgment. Family members love another unconditionally, and they act as a catalyst to keep us going through life.

So when we lose our family, it can truly be a devastating experience. For one stranger in Utah, losing his whole family left him pondering and wondering what his purpose in life was.

In a Facebook post that has gone viral with over 67,000 shares and 192,000 likes, a woman recounts an experience while working at Denny’s.

A stranger enters a Denny’s in Utah, and the woman greets him at the door. Immediately, he asks to be seated at a table that’s served by a “waitress who is a single mother.” This was an incredibly odd request, but coincidentally, this woman’s coworker, Crystal, was a single mother who had an open table.

For the next 2 hours, this stranger sat at his table, not ordering anything or eating. Instead, he intently observed the families around him.

Then, when they were finished eating, he chose to do something absolutely shocking. No one could have expected him to do this… Read on below to find out what he did.



The caption for the photo says:

“Today I met an angel. You came into a Denny’s I work at in Utah. You asked me, ‘Can I have a waitress who is a single mother?’ I thought it was very odd, but I sat you in Crystal’s section. You sat there for 2 hours just watching people. 7 families came in and ate while you were there and you paid every one of their bills, over $1,000 you paid for people you didn’t even know. I asked, ‘Why did you do that?’ You simply said, ‘Family is everything, I’ve lost all mine.’ Looking into your eyes while you said that made me tear up (It’s why I walked away so quickly) as soon as I got in the back I broke down in tears because your eyes had so much pain in them. I just wanted to let you know, the waitress Crystal that you requested was living in a shelter with her son until she was able to save up enough to get a place. Your bill was $21.34 and you left her a $1,500 tip, because of you she gets her new place next week, because of you 7 families ate for free. Crystal told me she prayed the night before for a miracle and God sent you. You left before any of us could say thank you, I hope you read this because you’re truly an amazing person and you stole the hearts of every one of us here. Thank you.”

What an unbelievable gesture by this stranger! While it’s heartbreaking to hear about his own family, it’s heartwarming to hear how he left a profound impact his waitress and seven other families.

Please SHARE this man’s act of kindness with everyone you know. He needs to be thanked!


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