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Parents Couldn't Believe What Waitress Told Them When They Took Child To Restaurant For Birthday Dinner

For a lot of families, a birthday is a big deal. After all, we get a limited amount of time with our children on this earth, and some parents look forward to marking every milestone.

Even if it means scrimping and saving and doing without some other things, some feel it's a priority to make their day special. One family took a little girl out for a big birthday dinner, but they never expected this to happen.

It brought tears to their eyes.

It was Sophia's sixth birthday, and her mother, Jolie, planned to have a celebratory meal at Applebee’s. The Washington, Pennsylvania family made reservations for a party of 15, and they were all ready to have a feast: appetizers, entrees and drinks.

It was a splurge for the family, but it was a special occasion.

The mom did bring cupcakes for dessert to the restaurant, and at the end of the meal, the mom lit a candle and the family sang 'Happy Birthday' to the little birthday girl. Sophia blew out the candles, and she started chowing down on her delicious cupcake.

Things were going off without a hitch, and it was a good birthday. A waitress then walked over to the table and talked to Jolie.

She had some news for the birthday girl's mom: there was no bill. Someone had already paid for the meal.

Jolie was completely shocked. She couldn't believe what she was hearing.

The waitress explained that there was an anonymous couple who came in regularly and would pay for people's meals as a random act of kindness. The couple would come in and look around for someone that caught their attention.

Those diners would then get a visit from the waitress and get the good news that their meal was taken care of already. This time, the generous couple had spotted the birthday party and wanted to give a gift to the family.

Jolie began to tear up, and everyone at the table got worried when they saw the look on her face. When she shared the good news, all the family and friends began getting choked up.

They couldn’t believe that someone would do something so generous for complete strangers.

Jolie wanted to thank the anonymous couple but the waitress said she was sworn to secrecy and couldn't point them out. The couple had been buying meals for surprised diners for years in secret, and the manager made arrangements to help them keep their identity hidden.

The waitress did say that she asked them once why they did this for people. The man responded, “I grew up poor and now I’m not.”

Jolie is so grateful for the gift, and not just the free meal. It was the example that these good people set for her daughter that became the best birthday present ever.

“Life is so complicated as it is, and you just work and work and work and struggle, and you try to enjoy every moment you can and having my 6-year-old see that someone did this act of kindness really shows her that there are good people in this world,” said Jolie.

The mom vows that someday the family will pay it forward.

Source: So Share This, WTAE
Photo: YouTube

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