(Newser) - It's not uncommon to hear about someone picking up the check for a total stranger in a restaurant, but this one's a little unusual because it also involves a three-page letter that moved the recipient to tears.
It happened in North Carolina, when a Raleigh single mom took her 4-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son to a Pizza Hut, reports WTVD. After they arrived, she apologized in advance to a man sitting nearby because her kids tended to be loud. (The boy has Asperger's and ADHD, and the girl has behavioral issues of her own.)
The interior captures the timelessness of vintage diner-style seating, with glossy and sparkly bench and seat covers.The man said it was no big deal and went about his meal. The mom went about trying to parent her kids as best she could in a public restaurant. After the man left, a waitress informed the woman that he had paid her bill, left a gift card, and written her that three-page letter.
"I do not know your back story, but I have had the privilege of watching you parent your children for the past 30 minutes," it read. "I have watched you teach your Read More »from Kind Gesture by Fellow Diner Surprises Single Mom