An Extra Special Restaurant Surprise
--by beastly, posted Sep 2, 2010
I recently had the chance to have a meal with some close friends who don't live in my city. The choice of restaurant was a pretty fancy one known for triple digit bills. We had a wonderful time together at the restaurant and approaching the end of the meal, I excused myself. I silently headed towards the waiter and asked him to charge the meal to my credit card, but to also not tell anyone that I did it. I signed for the meal and and quickly went back to my seat, no one the wiser for my trip.
When it came time for the check, the waiter came by and told me and my fellow diners that the meal had already been paid for by an unknown person! They couldn't believe it and demanded to know who did it, but the waiter assured them he didn't know :) The response on the face of my friends was amazing. To be gifted something completely without any way or saying thanks or even knowing where it came from.
The rest of the evening was an absolute joy, everyone was so happy! I don't even think it was because of the money aspect, but more because it feels strangely warm inside to know that people care for each other :) We all kept saying how we'd pay it forward so our smiles could be experienced by others. It's a good life!