Huge Tip Honors Young Child
In 2012, Richard Specht lost his son Rees after he drowned in a backyard pond. The baby was almost 2-years-old.
After his son passed Richard started “ReesSpecht Life” memorial scholarship. Their mission is to pay it forward and to remind everyone of the importance of community, compassion, and respect.
Richard didn’t realize how far reaching this would be. It seems a former middle school student paid it forward in a huge way to a waitress in Times Square years later. He left a $3000 tip for her and on the back of the receipt wrote,
“Thank you for your kindness and humility. My teacher in middle school had such a difficult experience a few years ago, which has sparked me to do this.
My only requirements are:
1.) Go to ReesSpechtLife.com and learn!
2.) Don’t let “Pay it forward” end with you.
3.) Since it’s about the idea and not about you, or me, if you decide to share this, don’t use either or our names!
Thank you for being around for all of my shows on and off Broadway. I hope that someday someone gives as much love and happiness into the world as you do.”
The waitress followed through with the conditions and even managed to track down Richard and convey the kind deed. Richard recognized the writing right away.
“To think that someone I had a decade ago would honor my little boy, or even remember his eighth-grade science teacher in such a way, blows me away,” Specht said.
To whomever you are, thank you for your kindness and for being a better human ♡
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