One of my servers informed me of a couple celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary so we decided to make it an even more special night for them by picking up their check and giving them a pay it forward to do a random act for somebody else.
I did a random act of kindness tonight for a former employee and his family. His name is Jeff Gagnon. He used to work in our kitchen and left to go to active military duty. He currently serves and seems to come visit whenever he is home. He is a really nice guy, was a fantastic cook and employee, and puts his neck on the line every day to protect us all.
I was browsing around the Dining room and noticed an older couple eating lunch. I thought WOW spending money on going out can be tough sometimes. I decided to give them a $25 Gift Certificate for the next visit and the Pay It Forward Certificate to give to someone else.
A bar guest was talking with my bartender Kristy today. She mentioned that her father had just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. She asked me if I could do the Random Act of Kindness to help brighten her day. I hope we helped to ease the pain she was feeling.
There is a young girl in a wheelchair who is severely handicapped, but her parents bring her in regularly. Whenever she sees me she gets so excited, moving and smiling, that I feel like a movie star! Her parents are very nice and I always make time to chat with them.