Tip of a lifetime

VAIL, Colorado (KUSA) – As Carly Dimuzio describes it, her waitress shift on Tuesday at the Route 6 Cafe in Vail, Colorado was a busy one. Among the customers was a woman who came in alone.

“She asked me towards the end of her meal for a piece of paper and a pen, and I didn’t think anything of it and just dropped it off for her and she left,” Dimuzio said.

What she left behind, though, was her $15 meal paid in full along with a $1,000 tip for Dimuzio. The accompanying note said, “I have waited for the right person since seeing this on FB and you rock!”

“It was pretty shocking,” Dimuzio said. “I really didn’t know what to say. I literally was speechless.”

Susan is the tipper and asked that we not use her last name. She said someone on Facebook shared a story about paying it forward, so she decided to do the same.

“The lady waiting on me was just so nice and so helpful and kept coming back to ask if I needed anything else and if my food was alright—you know, just giving me really excellent service. And I just thought to myself, ‘OK, she’s the one,'” Susan said. “There’s just something very gratifying about doing something for someone you don’t even know and can’t pay you back.”

For Dimuzio, it was a generous gesture she will never forget.

“I’m extremely forever grateful for her—just really incredible,” Dimuzio said.

Turns out, Dimuzio’s car had just broken down. She said the $1000 tip will go a long way to help her with that.

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