Kasey Simmons of Little Elm seems like a really nice dude. Here’s proof: Last week, the Applebee’s server was at the supermarket when he encountered a crying older woman. As WFAA reported, Simmons decided to lend her an ear—and $17.
He spoke to the woman. She didn’t explain why she was sad, but Simmons lifted her spirits and even paid for her groceries.
“It was only $17, but it’s not about the money,” he said. “It’s about showing someone you care.”
It turns out the woman was at the supermarket on the third anniversary of her husband’s death. When the woman’s daughter heard about Simmons’s kindness, she decided to pay it forward. The daughter went to the Applebee’s later that day with her family, ordered one glass of flavored water, then tipped Simmons $500 on the $0.37 check.
Simmons, who told WFAA that he “gets up every day like the Cowboys just won the Super Bowl,” received the tip along with a message written on a napkin: “Kasey, I want to thank you for being the person that you are,” and explaining the circumstances behind that sad encounter with the woman in the supermarket. It went on to inform him that, while the patron’s mother didn’t need his help, “You made her year.”
There’s no word as to what Simmons plans to do with the money, but we’re going to assume that he’s taking some orphans to Six Flags or something.