July 29, 2019

Positivity: Waitress Overhears Diners Who Just Lost Everything, Hands Them Folded Note on Their Way Out

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Fairfield, Texas:

Published July 14, 2019 at 12:56am

The havoc wreaked on the Gulf Coast of Texas by Hurricane Harvey began on August 17, 2017. Even though it has been nearly 2 years, those directly affected by the devastation still remember the disaster as if it happened yesterday.

So many lost so much and in turn, numerous kind individuals reached out to lend a helping hand.

A waitress who worked at Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield, Texas, was one of those people.

Mary Gough was waiting tables when she encountered Carlos Sepeda Jr. and his wife Tammy — a couple who survived Harvey but said goodbye to the home they loved because of it.

Sepeda shared the story of what happened next on Facebook.

“This is how I know Texas is great!” he wrote, explaining how his mother-in-law took him and his wife to Sam’s Restaurant following evacuation.

“Our waitress who we had never met before waited on us and heard about our situation,” Sepeda said. “She handed my wife this paper, we did not look at it till we got to the parking lot.”

Sepeda and his wife had no idea what the paper held. They never expected it would contain a gift between its folds, accompanied with kind words they’ve continued to cherish.

“We opened the note to see a 100 dollar bill we walked back in to tell her we could not take her money,” Sepeda said. “Her reply was she had gone to the back and prayed on it and she refused to take the money back.”

Gough’s note was short and sweet but made such an impact on this family. “This isn’t much compared to your loss,” it read. “Buy you something special. God bless — my prayers are w/u. Ma.” …

… On the 1-year anniversary of Harvey, Tammy Sepeda shared their viral story once again and thanked Gough for her compassion.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to remember the 1 year anniversary of Harvey, than to remember Mary & what she did for us,” Tammy wrote on Facebook.

Go here for the full story.