Wednesday, March 26, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Here's a Feel-Good Story.

It's the feel-good story of the week, as far as I'm concerned:

Needing money to help pay for her senior prom, 18-year-old Kelsey Tolliver was selling newspapers on Easter Sunday inside University Hospital.

That's when she got an Easter gift and her prom wishes fulfilled by a stranger.

"Some man walked up to me, smiled, told me Happy Easter and to keep the change," Tolliver said Tuesday.

She looked down and believed the man gave her $4 for the $1.50 Sunday newspaper, an amount she considered "a pretty good tip."

After a moment, though, the bills felt too thick to be just four $1 bills.

She counted it - and lost her breath.

In addition to the smile and Easter greetings, the man had given her $500 in $20 bills and the four $1 bills. (Full Story)
Now that's what I call a good tip.

I've been on both ends of the tipping world. The most I'd ever received was a twenty dollar tip on a $2 bottle of beer. Unfortunately, I really can't remember the most I'd ever given as a tip. I did once leave a tip that was equal to the amount of the check, but I think the check was only around $15. But, the service was just that great.


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 3/26/2008 08:26:00 AM


  1. I think the best part is she never knew who her benefactor was. Gifts given from the heart without a need for thanks or credit, are truly the most beautiful of all. Thanks for sharing hon. (Hugs) Indigo

  2. I love this, too, he didn't even know why she was trying to sell newspapers, that we can tell.  I'm glad she's happy, and hope we can all remember to "pass it on," when we ARE able to.  And, yes, $15. on a $15. check is still passing it on:)