Sara was a waitress in a restaurant.
It has been a little while that her washing machine was broken, and she was saving money to buy a new one.
She was a single mother and had to work very hard to be able to cover their living costs.
One of the nights at the restaurant, Sara handed the menu to a couple with a smile. The couple said: “It is our anniversary tonight.
We have been laid off because of the economy, and looking for a job, so please bring us the cheapest food on the menu. We really can’t afford it, but it is a special night we couldn’t ignore it.”
Sara brought a bottle of champagne. The couple got worried; Sara shook her head and said: “Don’t worry about the price. Yes, I remember, the cheapest on the menu.”
Then Sara served two great dishes that didn’t look cheap. The couple had a great time keeping their happiness and storing it as a good memory. Sara then brought a piece of cake with a candle. The couple was shocked and their smiles grew deeper. They thanked Sara and asked for the bill.
Sara came back with the bill and said: “I paid for your restaurant bill as an anniversary gift if you don’t mind.”
The couple cried happy tears, thanked her and left. Sara’s colleagues reproved her of her stupid act: “You are a single mother, in need in many ways. You wash clothes with hands. You can’t afford a washing machine. You are crazy.”
Sara smiled and said: “It will take me a little longer to buy a washing machine, but it was worth seeing beautiful smiles on a special night for a couple.”
The next day some stranger called Sara and invited her to a famous TV show. When Sara asked the reporter the reason, he said: “A couple shared their restaurant bill that you paid on their social media sights. They mentioned your name and the place of your work. That story was shared millions of times since last night, and we would like to have an interview with you.”
When Sara went on TV, they gave her ten thousand dollars cheque and many other gifts, the coolest was a washing machine.
When Sara asked the host, he said: “Your friends told us about your saving and what you were going to buy with it. The real generosity is when you donate the money, that you saved for what you needed desperately, but you care to share it to someone in more needs.”