Disney Springs Employee Leaves Sweet Note in Place of Tip

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Dinner at Disney Springs Leaves Sweet Taste in Diners’ Mouths After Hard Week

It has been a difficult few weeks for the city of Orlando, and all who call it and neighboring communities home. The events that took place at Pulse nightclub didn’t just effect the LGBT community, but many Americans throughout the nation. Acts like these are difficult to comprehend, and leave us feeling helpless.

But we’re not helpless. Each of us has the ability to touch others. We can help those struggling to move forward by reaching out or conducting even the smallest act of kindness. That’s what one Disney Springs employee did for her customers.

Paying it Forward

Over the weekend, Twitter user @Raynemazur33 went to dinner with her friend at the new Morimoto Orlando restaurant located at Disney Springs. They were waited on by a woman by the name of Jennifer, who noticed that Rayne’s companion was wearing a shirt honoring a friend who had passed away in last weekend’s shooting.

As a gesture of sympathy the waitress brought them ice cream and left them a note on the receipt, asking them not to leave a tip. She asked instead that they pay it forward and do something nice for themselves. She gave her condolences for their loss, and ended with “Orlando Strong.”

While a scoop of ice cream or discounted bill may seem insignificant, the gesture meant a lot to Rayne and her friend who took to Twitter to share her experience, “Brandon and I had dinner at Disney Springs tonight and it was honestly the best dining experience we’ve ever had. Our waitress talked to us about pretty much everything genuinely seemed interested in each topic of conversation we had. But she noticed Brandon was wearing a shirt for someone he knew that passed last weekend, and brought us ice cream and said it was for such a hard week. Then she left this note on my receipt that brought us both to tears. I love this city so much.”

Forty-nine people were killed, and at least 53 wounded during a shooting at Pulse nightclub, a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Michelle McKinley is a journalist and digital marketer from Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Journalism degree from Pepperdine University, and has been writing for the web since 2003. She’s a life-long Disney fan who travels and writes about her experiences for fun.

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