Tourists Left Huge Tip And Will Pay Waitress's Student Loans, Too.
April 16, 2017 3:57am CST
Australians tourists at Noi Thai Cuisine restaurant in Hawaii gave 21-year-old Cayla Chandara a whopping US$400 tip after their meal, which costs US$200. After work, Cayla went to their hotel to give them flowers, a thank-you card, and dessert for their generosity. But the next day, the tourists returned and told her they will also help pay for her student loans of US$10,000 at the University of Hawaii, so she can continue her studies when school reopens this fall. Cayla had to stop due to the high cost of living, and her other job was at the Cheesecake Factory. Cayla said, "They told me the best way to thank them is to be my best possible self, dream big, and strive for my goals. They have truly changed my life, not only financially, but in the way I look at things. They are the most beautiful and kind-hearted people I’ve come across, and I really look up to them, and I can’t wait until they watch me graduate." Now that we have internet, I'm sure Cayla Chandara will keep in touch with her wonderful Australian benefactors regularly, so they can see her progress. If I had the means, I would also love to help directly and anonymously simple, everyday people like these, instead of upgrading my life or lifestyle. I just have to learn how to make sure they receive it, and they don't trace it back to me, so it stays a secret. Would you help anonymously, too? Are you good at staying under the radar? News Source:
The 21-year-old waitress thought the customers were just being polite, but as she collected their tab at the end of the night her jaw-dropped — and the surprises didn't stop there.
26 people like this
• Redlands, California
16 Apr 17
What a cool post, I love the part where you say you just make sure they receive it. The problem with most peoples sacrifice is we sacrifice to people who do not make sure the money and resources go to where it was intended. Such a sad world because of that. People do not need much but they do need enough to get by so they can do bigger things and then some will pay that back 10 fold. Some will not, but that is OK because we do not need to pay for them anymore. They can stand on their own.
• United States
20 Apr 17
Wow, now that is big time generosity! If I had the means, sure . . . I would love to help someone out like that! But knowing me, I would be quite particular about who that person would be . . . I wouldn't just do it randomly.
18 Apr 17
I know a lot of very generous Australians who live simple lives despite their wealth... I am not wealthy, but now that all my boys are no longer dependent on me, I do help anonymously within my means to some fund raising campaigns .. I also help a few people directly as I don't believe in having a middle person .. to me it creates corruption ..
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Apr 17
I was awed by the generosity of these folks toward the waitress. It was a wonderful thing for them to do. If I were in a financial position to do so, I would gladly help. Currently, I am putting a son through school.