An incredible thing happened to our family today. After an early worship service at church (8:00am - yikes!) we decided to go out to breakfast. It was a toss-up between IHOP and Denny's. We opted for Denny's because it's at an out of the way truck stop and we figured IHOP would be way more crowded. We were right - Denny's was practically empty. The service was good and our breakfast was delicious.
About halfway through our meal, a waitress (not ours) came to our table and asked if our waitress had brought our ticket yet. When we told her no, she said that was good because a gentleman over in the corner wanted to buy our meal! She said he told her he wanted to buy for "the family of four over there". He was seated quite far away from us - we could see him but not overly well, but hubby and I both knew that we had no clue who he was. The waitress asked if we knew him and we said no. She said it must just be an Easter blessing for us.
Unfortunately he sneaked out before we could even go over to him and thank him. Hubby walked through the attached convenience store and tried to find him, and we even waited for quite a while to see if he was just in the restroom. No luck.
It was so surprising - something like this has never happened to me or hubby before. We really felt bad that we weren't able to give our thanks, but I told hubby that maybe the guy wanted it that way. (I also told him that maybe he did it because he thought K and I were cute - hubby didn't appreciate that)
After being on the receiving end of a random act of kindness like this, I can tell you how appreciative it makes a person. The next time you think about doing something nice for someone else, even a stranger, DO IT! It will make their day, even if you don't know it.