Busboys and Poets Waitress Receives 625% Tip From Trump Supporter

It’s no secret that this country is more divided now than it has been in quite some time. And the recent swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States has left millions of Americans less hopeful and afraid.

This story warmed my heart. Rosalind Harris, a 25-year-old black waitress at Busboys and Poets, received a 625% tip (on a $72.60 bill) and an uplifting note from three white Trump supporters from Texas. The Washington Post reports one of the men was wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat.

When the men were preparing to leave the restaurant, they left a thoughtful note along with a very generous tip.

“We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people,” the note reads. “Not race. Not gender. Just American.”

We rise by lifting others. A lovely act of kindness by a guest yesterday ❤️🇺🇸

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Harris was left speechless by the gesture but told The Washington Post:

“You automatically assume if someone supports Trump that they have ideas about you. These customers were more embracing than even some of my more liberal friends, and there was a real authenticity in our exchange.”

She added, “This definitely reshaped my perspective. Republican, Democrat, liberal are all subcategories to what we are experiencing. It instills a lot of hope.”

We must accept the things we cannot change but random acts of kindness like this leaves me a tiny bit more hopeful.


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