Unfortunately, their nice dinner was not so nice when they ended up receiving terrible service at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa sushi spot they visited.
Usually when that happens, customers take it out on the waiter/waitresses tip, but Makenzie and Steven are not most customers. They've both been servers and they know that routine all too well. They also recognized that the horrible service was due to the restaurant being short-staffed and not because the waiter was blowing them off.
So, what did they do when it came time to tip the waiter? They left him a $100 tip on a $66.65 bill!
"As I sat there and watched him run back & forth and apologize for the wait, I said to Steven... Wow, this used to be us. Waiting tables. I don't miss it at all and I never loved that job. I did it for the tips," Makenzie wrote in a Facebook post, along with a photo of the receipt. "Steven and I agreed it would feel good to make this guys night when he would probably be getting minimal to no tips due to slow service."
They ended up leaving before they got to see the waiter's reaction, but for these two, it wasn't about anything more than empathizing with him and hopefully turning a really bad night around.
All they ask in return is that we look at the whole picture before we judge anybody and that we "always, always, always remember where you came from."
Consider it done!