- The sun shinned on Lynette Baio, a waitress in Florida, when help came her way, putting a stop to her financial troubles
- A couple, who are her customers, surprised Lynette with a $2000 tip when they learnt she spent the same amount on car repairs and couldn't buy her family Christmas gift
- With the gift, she was not only able to buy the presents, she said she looks forward to blessing someone else like it was done to her
Lynette Baio, a waitress in Florida, received a big boost in her finances when a couple gave her $2000 as tip on Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve.
Before the blessing happened, Lynette had spent all her savings of the same sum, to repair her car and had no money to buy gifts for her family for Christmas, Daily Mail reports.
She spoke about her car repair setback during a conversation with her regular customers some weeks ago before the surprising event.
After listening to her plight, which she casually slipped into the conversation, the couple came back on Christmas eve and gave her the tip.
They accompanied the tip with a message which read: “Merry Christmas and restore your savings. God bless you.”
It should be noted that it would take Lynette around six weeks to make $2000 (N732,000) in tips from customers.
In her interview with the media, she explained how the whole happening was very emotional for her as she cried.
“They started to walk out and I picked it up and I was like, ‘What?’ and I started crying and he started crying and she starting crying and it was just totally amazing. It's a Christmas miracle to me,” she said.
She said the tip helped her emotionally and she looked forward to a day when she is going to do the same for somebody.
"I'm gonna honor their words and I'm going to pay it forward someday and I'm going to let God bless me enough to do it,” she said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that An American restaurant in Tennessee, Southern Diner, always makes Christmas special for everyone by serving free holiday meals.
This year made it the seventh time the food outlet will be giving out free meal on Christmas day. The owner of the restaurant, Candice O’Brien Beasley, aged 39, said she knows what it means to be hungry and spend the season alone.
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