Getting ready for a new baby is always exciting, but it can also be a stressful and costly time too. After all, there are a lot of things a newborn needs – and raising kids, in general, is expensive. Fabila, from Roseville, California, was preparing for the birth of his fourth child. To help pay for everything his family needed, the father was working two jobs. Sometimes he even filled back-to-back shifts between both locations. It was a struggle, but it needed to be done.
“I was telling my coworkers that tonight is not my night, I’m not having a good night, I just came from my other job, I’m exhausted,” he said.
He was the only server assigned the patio which was swamped with large parties.
During his time out there, however, he served several bottles of wine to a table of young men— one of whom was watching him very closely.
When the table of men was ready to leave, Fabila grabbed the bill to enter the transaction into the register— only to discover someone had left him a $192 tip.
On the bill, they had written: “We’re young, but we’re worth serving.” As you can imagine, Fabila had to stop and blink a few times.
“Unless you work in the service industry, you don’t really understand how much tips mean to a server, to a bartender,” he said.Needless to say, his night was changed.