An Empty Wallet Gets A Refill
--by willowmoon, posted May 19, 2008
It seemed to be an ordinary crazy busy Saturday at the restaurant I work in. Then, all of a sudden, all the staff started turning the kitchen upside down, going through the garbage, looking and looking for something. As it turned out,a fellow server had lost her wallet full of money from the day. It was really moving to see so many people (including the caring management team) digging through garbage and taking the time to help this girl. She was beside herself in tears.
Then, out of nowhere, the story took a turn for the worst. They found her wallet in the staff bathroom, empty. Long story short there is no doubt that another employee stole her money and left the empty wallet in the restroom while everyone else was busy trying to find it. Jaws dropped to the floor, hearts sank, people were hurt and angry and everyone was sickened that someone we work with side-by-side, day in and day out could do such a thing. It seemed so dark and depressing -- where had goodness and love gone?
Then, the story took yet another surprising turn -- for the better! Next thing I knew another server was handing this girl $175.00 -- a bunch of employees had pooled their money together to replace the stolen money. The kindness and love didn't stop there.
Customers that got wind of what had happened gave her money as well. All kinds of people, even some who didn't even know her, reached out their hands to help. By the end of the evening her tears of pain had turned into tears of joy. Overwhelmed by the love and kindness of others, the gratitude was written all over her face as she thanked everyone as much as she could.
Its things like this that remind me that there is so much more light and love in every person in this world than there could ever be darkness.
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