Being kind takes so little time and energy, but the impact it leaves can last a lifetime. Nobody knows this better than Kasey Simmons, a waiter at an Applebee’s in Texas.
Kasey was shopping at his local grocery store when he noticed an older woman who looked upset. He comforted her and even paid for her groceries, making her smile on what was clearly a tough day.
The next day, a woman came into his restaurant and ordered the cheapest item on the menu—and left Kasey a $500 tip. He couldn’t believe it, until he read the note she left behind.

The woman was the daughter of the woman Kasey comforted the day before, and it was the anniversary of her husband’s death. Kasey made her mother smile on one of the worst days of the year, and her family was grateful.

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