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Big tip helps waiter pay for trip to see family in Ireland


By Melissa Gotleib

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HOUSTON — Regardless of everything going on in the world, there are still some kind people out there wanting to help others.

Taryn Keith of Houston, Texas, uploaded a photo Sunday of a receipt showing that her boyfriend got a $750 tip on a $112.87 bill at work the night before.

“My boyfriend got this tip last night at work. He’s from Ireland and is trying to take us back there once Killian is born so we can meet his family. Thought I would share it to show everyone that’s there is not only hate out there. Truly blessed,” Keith wrote on Facebook.

“Hopefully, this can get you back to Ireland for the holidays,” the kind stranger wrote on the bill.

More than 800 people liked Keith’s photo, and dozens of people commented. One woman wrote, “Best thing on my newsfeed in weeks by far! Also congrats on the baby on the way!!” Another wrote, “Omg!! This brought tears to my eyes!! Blessed indeed!!”

The post has since gone viral after getting picked up by Love What Matters on Facebook.

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