Two Large Cash Rewards Change the Life of One Waitress

'I got the impression she was having a hard time,' said a customer, who took this hardworking woman's 'breath away'

by Michelle Gant | 17 May 2018 at 10:39 AM

An Oklahoma waitress received a shocking Mother’s Day surprise when a customer left her two large tips.

Brenda Pearson was working at the 4 Star Diner in Roland on Sunday when David Platt ordered a cheeseburger to go.

When he went to pay, he told Pearson he wanted to leave a $1,000 tip.

“I said, ‘What? Are you serious?’ He said yes. I couldn’t believe it.”

“I couldn’t hardly breathe. It took my breath away,” Pearson told 5 News KFSM.

Platt said after talking with Pearson a bit, he thought she could use the money.

"We talked about the Lord and about her life and her children. I got the impression that she was having a hard time of it, so I thought I'd just help her out a little bit," he told 5 News.

An hour later, Platt returned to the diner to order pie and left Pearson another $1,000 tip.

Related: This $1,200 Tip Changed Her Life

"Money is just paper or numbers on a screen," Platt said. "Self-gratification only goes so far. So, when you're helping another person, you're adding something to the world. It's an investment, and people, people, are what's important."

Pearson said the money was a godsend, and she plans to use it to get caught up on bills and help take care of her children and family.

This Fox News piece is used by permission.

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