“Out to eat with my husband and 4 year-old daughter. Saw a young man quietly eating alone at the counter. I told our waitress we were paying for his meal. Asked that she not tell him who and instead only say that a customer had paid his bill to wish him hope and joy.
I watched his surprise when she told him. He asked ‘Who? Where are they?’ She said they left already but wished him happiness. He looked at her and paused. Nodded. Then: ‘Give me the checks of everyone sitting at the counter. I’m paying them all.'”