The West Side Cafe in Fort Worth Texas paid for their regular's bill the other day, and the story will make your heart melt. We've seen compassion in overly generous tips and random acts of kindness at local restaurants, but this is the gesture to top all the others. In May, a family with a new born baby, Glory, came into the West Side Cafe. Last week, that came back, and Glory wasn't with them. When their server asked where Glory was, Glory's mother Debbie Riddle had to break the news.
On her Facebook page, Debbie wrote:
"We eat at West Side Cafe on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth quite a lot and last month sometime we took our new baby, Glory in. Well, we just went there this afternoon and our waitress Kayla remembered us and asked where our baby was. Sadly, we had to tell her baby Glory passed away and is with God now."
According to Debbie's Facebook page, not only did Kayla pay the bill, but she insisted that the family shouldn't tip her, saying that the company took care of her tip as well. Debbie explained why she wanted this story shared: "We hear so much negativity on the news and so that is why I felt led to share this story in hopes that Kayla and this restaurant will get some good recognition."
Here's the check Kayla delivered to their table:
Kayla shared it on her own social channels, where she admitted that she did pay for their meal. She wanted to provide comfort in their time or grief.
Their story has been shared over 9,000 times and news outlets have been covering it all week. The Westside Cafe is in for some good karma, as is their star waitress.