Liberal waitress receives $450 tip from Trump supporter, but the note he leaves is priceless

Most of us have heard the idiom “never judge a book by its cover,” but how many of us put this moral wisdom into practice? A waitress in Washington DC knows the weight of these words, especially so after meeting a group of cowboy-hat-wearing Trump supporters who had attended the president’s inauguration in January.

Rosalynd Harris, an African-American waitress at Busboys & Poets, met three men who had just attended the president’s inauguration. Harris could see that they were from out of town by the way they dressed. “I could tell they were from the south because they had their cowboy hats on and I was like, ‘Oh, you’re not from the city,’” Harris said to WUSA9.

©Video Screenshot | cbsnews
©Facebook | Busboys and Poets

Harris had just gotten back to work after the 2017 “Woman’s March on Washington,” which was publicized as a counter-inauguration protest, when she cheerfully greeted the group.

As she chatted with them, she learned that they were from West Texas, and she assumed they were visiting to support Trump. The men confirmed they had come to attend Trump’s inauguration.

After the men left, Harris was surprised to see a handwritten message on the check while clearing the table.

©Facebook | Busboys and Poets

The note reads: “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. Not race. Not gender. Just American God Bless!”

The men had left $522.60 for their $72.60 bill—including a 625 percent tip for Harris.

©Facebook | Busboys and Poets

It was an unexpected surprise for Harris. “We may have different opinions and disagree on different issues, but the fact that he still looked at me as an equal and someone of value, it said something, like OK, not all hope is lost,” Harris said.

This incident has taught Harris something. “Never judge a book by its cover and always be open with people to experience something miraculous like that,” she said.

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

Harris further added: “You automatically assume if someone supports Trump that they have ideas about you but [the customer was] more embracing than even some of my more liberal friends, and there was a real authenticity in our exchange.”

©YouTube Screenshot | Inside Edition

According to the Washington Post, it was actually one man, Jason White, who decided to leave the generous tip for Harris.

“We have to think about being better Americans, we have to look into ourselves and how we treat one another,” White explained. “If everyone did a little something to show respect…we can love one another.”

Whilst it’s unfortunate that the nation has been inundated with a deluge of media bias against Trump and his supporters, it’s refreshing that Harris can share her wonderful experience with us all. The encounter shows us the power of a genuine heartfelt smile born of kindness.

Watch the video here:

 
STORY OF CONVICTION

Twitter is banned in China, but the ‘Great Firewall’ is no match for Trump’s tweets

Twitter is banned in China, but the ‘Great Firewall’ is no match for Trump’s tweets
The Great Firewall of China—an extensive system of internet censorship—has blocked Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, making the communist ...
READ MORE >
 
Top Hot
Tourist sees monkey cradling something—when she looked closer, she had to film this rare sight
Tourist sees monkey cradling something—when she looked closer, she had to film this rare sight
This woman couldn't have imagined she would stumble across such an extraordinary scene in the forest. She was ...
READ MORE >
Cop’s girlfriend upset when he responds to urgent call. But she’s stunned when she follows him
Cop’s girlfriend upset when he responds to urgent call. But she’s stunned when she follows him
Life can take a curious turn when you least expect it. It is not that often a positive ...
READ MORE >
Adopted daughter says she’s never felt joy—so mom books Disney trip she’ll never forget
Adopted daughter says she’s never felt joy—so mom books Disney trip she’ll never forget
There is a big difference between joy and happiness. Whilst some may ascribe happiness as a fleeting emotion, ...
READ MORE >
 
 
Truth Stories
My name is Matúš Benko. I have a wife and young son and we live in Austria, where ...
READ MORE >
This Australian model stumbled upon India 10 years ago, and is now a co-owner and director of a ...
READ MORE >
 
RELATED