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Waitress receives thank you note from customer eating alone for the first time since her husband passed

Waitress receives thank you note from customer eating alone for the first time since her husband passed.
Waitress receives thank you note from customer eating alone for the first time since her husband passed. Courtesy of Megan King.

Megan King, is a hard working server, who started her shift last weekend never realizing the positive impact she would have on one of her customers.

Last Tuesday, King shared two photos with her Twitter followers which have since captured the hearts of thousands around the world. The first image is of a handwritten note she received along with her tip from one of her customers. The second image is a picture of a tearful Megan as she captured her reaction to the note.

The note simply read: “Thank you very much for your kind service. This was my first time eating out alone since my husband passed. I was hoping I could get through it.” After reading the note Megan posted to Twitter with two simple but powerful words: “in Pain”

“She [the customer who left the note] came in about halfway through my 17-hour shift, and it was on Sunday, which is always pretty busy,” King told Newsweek. “About halfway through her meal, it started to slow down so we chatted for a few minutes. Small talk, nothing too deep. She told me she was almost 70 and has been slowing down a bit.”

“She said she just wanted to stop by an old favorite for a bite,” King added.

Megan remembered the woman looking at her often during her meal. She looked “a bit sad” Megan recalled.

“In retrospect, I wish I would’ve taken her quiet as an invitation. I think that’s what she wanted, looking back,” said King. “She kept looking up at me so I assumed something wasn’t right with her meal or that she needed something. I guess she did, in a way. [She needed] an ear.”

Megan recalls not being able to spend more time with this customer, but the note clearly demonstrates the positive impact Megan had on this woman.

“I was very surprised,” King said. “As soon as I read that she’d lost her husband, I lost it.”

“I had to use the restroom to get myself together enough to tend to my other tables even though I really didn’t have time to take a rest,” she continued.

“She was sweet and easy to take care of.”

This beautiful moment is a strong reminder to be kind to everyone no matter what, because you just never know what someone is going through.


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