An Australian couple did some unexpected which changed the life of this waitress.
The waitress, Cayla Chandara moved to Waikiki, Hawaii, to attend college. For her it’s not an easy thing to keep up with her student loan payments, so, she decided to leave college and take up a job as a waitress. She always workers 80 hours a week and always on her feet. She doesn’t have option of going back to college to pursue her career in business.
She works at the Noi Thai Cuisine restaurant and one fortunate day, an Australian couple came in, and as she started serving them, they began chatting, and Cayla told them a little about herself.
“They asked me where I was from, and I told them I moved here for school but I was kind of in a little bit of debt and I couldn’t go back to school because I couldn’t afford it and the cost of living here,” Cayla said.
The couple left the restaurant and when the waitress glanced at their receipt she was surprised to see that they had left her a $400 tip on their $200 bill!
“I just thought it was so generous of them,” she said. “I never get tipped that big. I had to say thank you.” When she was chatting with the couple, she remembered the name of the hotel that they were booked in, and decided to send them a thank-you card with a bunch of flowers and had dessert sent up to their room.
As usual, the very next day, she was busy tending to her tables, when, to her astonishment, the couple walked into the restaurant again. What happened next would help her realize her dreams and fulfill her hopes for the future.
The couple came and spoke to her and said that they would like to pay off her student loan and also pay for the rest of her college education. The gift would amount to more than $10,000!
“I was like, ‘No way, you don’t have to do that for me. I just wanted to say thank-you,” Cayla said, but they insisted.
“I still don’t feel like it’s real,” she added. “I want to run around in the streets.”
In return they said they want nothing but only to “be your best possible self, dream big, and strive for your goals.”
After hearing this, she started crying and even all the staff in the restaurant were overwhelmed by the couple’s generosity.
“I want to make them proud,” she said. “I will take this opportunity with an open heart and be a better person that I can be every day.”
Watch how Cayla thanked the amazing couple from Australia: