Random Act of Kindness At Barrington Restaurant Displays Holiday Spirit
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I love this story for so many reasons! One of the best parts about doing something nice for strangers is it has the ability to inspire others to do the same. This can cause an amazing ripple effect of kindness, and that is exactly what the universe needs right now!
Chelle Lynn posted on Facebook that she was out to dinner with her fiancé at Dante's Pasta in Barrington. They were out celebrating their anniversary and living their best lives. Chelle noticed a woman sitting across from them and eating by herself. The woman enjoyed her meal, paid and left the restaurant.
Chelle didn't think anything of it.
After the woman left, their waitress came over and asked if they saved room for dessert. Chelle replied in the affirmative since they were out celebrating and there is always room for dessert.
The waitress told them that the woman who had been sitting across from them paid for their entire dinner up until that point. Chelle said they enjoyed two plates of mussels and each had three drinks, so this bill was well over $100.
The act of kindness hit Chelle square in the feels and she immediately started to cry, according to her post.
It never ceases to amaze me how genuinely good some people are. Chelle pointed out in her post that with times being so difficult for everyone right now, this selfless gesture meant even more.
Chelle's bill only ended up being $50.14, so she and her fiance made sure to leave their waitress a generous tip to pay it forward. They were so inspired they wanted to do more good and also donated to Toys For Tots.
This tale makes me feel so proud to live in this community. It is so incredible to see that the holiday spirit is alive and well.