Waitress Becomes Emotional After Receiving Kind Thank-You Note From Widow Dining Alone

A waitress received a note thanking her for her kindness after taking time to check on an elderly woman who was dining alone for the first time after losing her husband.

Megan King (@alienpostarr) shared two photos on Twitter that went viral with over 820k likes and 48k reposts. The first image shows the handwritten note she received with the tip, and the second image is a picture capturing King’s reaction: smiling and in tears.

The note reads: “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.”

“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 continued.

King remembers the woman looking “a bit sad” as she dined, so she made sure to check in frequently. “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.

Though she did not check in as often as she wished, the note proves that King’s kindness meant a lot to the new widow. King said that as soon as she read that her husband, she “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.

Although some Twitter users complained about the woman’s seemingly small tip, King came to her defense. She tipped $3 on an $11 bill, an amount King says was “more than enough.”

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

Image source: Newsweek