Man receives giant tip after kind act at the grocery store


It was just one Texas man trying to do a nice thing, but the act led to a massive thank you from the initial recipient.

WFAA reported Kasey Simmons, 32, said he just wants to make people smile, but the server at a Little Elm, Texas-area Applebee's didn't realize that smile could make as much of an impact on someone as it did recently.

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Simmons said someone entered the restaurant and made a small order, but left him a $500 tip.

"They ordered the cheapest thing on the menu of flavored water -- it was $0.37," he told WFAA. "But my tip was about 50,000-percent."

Why did Simmons receive such a large tip? It was the day before when he noticed a woman who was upset at a local grocery store. WFAA reports Simmons approached her and insisted on paying her grocery bill.

"I insisted," he said. "It was only $17, but it's not about the money -- it's about showing someone you care."

Unbeknownst to him, that day was the three-year anniversary of her husband’s death and the woman’s daughter went to Applebee’s to thank Simmons for his act of kindness.

"I had no idea that was going on, but I knew something was making her sad," Simmons said.

Simmons, who was glad to make others happy, would like to meet the family to thank them in person.

Kasey Simmons didn't know why the woman was crying in Kroger, but he insisted to pay for her groceries. "It was only...

Posted by WFAA-TV on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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