Waitress Breaks Down In Tears After Reading Note From Widow Eating Alone

A waitress was going about her work as usual not aware that her kind service had impacted someone in a very positive way.

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In a now-viral tweet, Megan King shared two photos on social media, which now has more than 600,000 likes.

The first is a picture of a handwritten note she received with her tip, and the second is a picture of her reaction to the note, showing her smiling and in tears.

The note reads: “Thank you very much for your kind service. This was my first time eating out alone since my husband passed. I was hoping I could get through it.”

King’s tweet reads simply: “in pain.” She said that she’d received the note Sunday.

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“She [the customer who left the note] came in about halfway through my 17-hour shift, and it was on Sunday, which is always pretty busy,” said King. “About halfway through her meal, it started to slow down so we chatted for a few minutes. Small talk, nothing too deep. She told me she was almost 70 and has been slowing down a bit.

“She said she just wanted to stop by an old favorite for a bite,” King continued.

King noticed that the woman appeared “a bit sad” as she ate and frequently looked her way throughout the meal.

“In retrospect, I wish I would’ve taken her quiet as an invitation. I think that’s what she wanted, looking back,” said King. “She kept looking up at me so I assumed something wasn’t right with her meal or that she needed something.

“I guess she did, in a way. [She needed] an ear.” King now wishes she had spent more time with the woman, the note indicated that she had made a big impact on the lady. And in turn, the customer made an impact on her as well.

“I was very surprised,” shared King. “As soon as I read that she’d lost her husband, I lost it. She said, “I had to use the restroom to get myself together enough to tend to my other tables even though I really didn’t have time to take a rest,” she continued.

The heartfelt note has touched many on Twitter, prompting them to share their feelings about the incident. It serves as a reminder that people everywhere are facing their struggles, and it’s important for us to do our best to empathize and share in their pain.


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