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Waitress Tips Family Who Were Impacted by Harvey

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Disasters can bring out the best in people, and Texans who went through Harvey had to rise to the occasion to keep themselves and their families safe, and those who were lucky to not be impacted by the flood waters had to exercise empathy to support those in need. A story of how a waitress rose to the occasion has gone viral through the Facebook page Love What Matters. The post and accompanying photo has been shared nearly 1,000 times, gained over 14,000 reactions, and it’s been covered by news outlets like Chron.com.

Carlos Sepeda Jr. says that he and his family went to Sam’s Restuarant in Fairfield, Texas where they evacuated to during the storm. Though they had never met their waitress before, she was truly moved by their story and situation, so she handed Carlos’s wife a note as they left the restaurant. “We opened the note to see a 100 dollar bill we walked back in to tell her we could not take her money. Her reply was she had gone to the back and prayed on it and she refused to take the money back. She then offered us a table a chairs if we needed them. My friends and family if you are in Fairfield make sure to stop by Sam’s restaurant and see Mary, tip her well and show Texas gratitude! This is what Texas pride is made of!” Carlos Sepeda Jr. said. 

This kind story of a waitress who tipped a family shows how Texans know how to take care of one another when their hearts are in the right place.