Another Astronomical Waitress Tip, but a Much Better Story

There have been a lot of waiters and waitresses making the news lately for netting tips that you could buy a decent car with, but this story out of a Cracker Barrel in Lincoln, Neb. is a little different. Two anonymous men asked for the establishment’s grumpiest server and, upon being told that this restaurant had no grumpy servers, were seated with the happiest: one Abigail Sailors, an 18-year-old who’d seen some hard times. When her mysterious customers asked the secret for her happiness, she told them of her difficult journey. She’d grown up in foster care, and her foster father had been arrested for abuse. The state had split her up from her siblings. She had enjoyed her first semester at Trinity Bible College in North Dakota, but wasn’t sure if she had the money to go back.

The two men had evidently heard enough (one of them is a Trinity alum, weirdly enough). They wrote her two checks: a $5,000 one for tuition, and another $1,000 one for supplies. And then, to boot, they tipped a hundred dollars after their meal, which Abigail split with a co-worker. “I couldn’t believe it,” Abigail told The Lincoln Journal Star. “I tried to thank them, and they said, ‘Thank God'” …

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