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Extraordinary $500 tip for a pizza all part of man’s final wish

Kindness is contagious is a lesson from learned the grave for a brother of a man who died suddenly at the young age of 30. His dying wish was do something extraordinary for a total stranger.  From that simple act, a movement was born and it bowled over a Chicago pizza server this afternoon.

Pequod’s server Vanessa Goldschmidt got the shock of her life today. On a mere $30-tab, she received a $500 gratuity.

It’s a happy moment following a sad story, the journey from grief to gratitude.

The last will and testament of Aaron Collins reads: “Leave an awesome tip and I don’t mean 25-percent! I mean $500 on a pizza.”

Aaron’s brother Seth didn’t hesitate for a moment.

Exactly one year ago today, less than a week after his brother passed away, he passed on that generous spirit,  giving that first whopping tip in their hometown, with the family gathered around at Puccini`s in Lexington, Kentucky.

Seth posted the experience on social media. The clip went viral and the gift grew.

To date more than $60,000 in donations has poured in, sending Seth on a mission across the country to drop tips in every state. And since Aaron was once a pizza server, and Chicago is famous for its pies, Seth chose Pequod`s for his big delivery.

Aaron’s idea of a gift for someone random turned out to be the best gift he could give his grieving brother, stretching out over the country now having visited 55 restaurants.

For more on how you can help, log on to: http://aaroncollins.org/

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8 Comments to “Extraordinary $500 tip for a pizza all part of man’s final wish”

    14th Gen American said:
    July 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    May he be smiling down from Heaven!!

    celestepiraino said:
    July 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM
    Tim Kusner said:
    July 12, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Great Story!

    Sandra B. Taylor said:
    July 12, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Awesome!!!

    Guest said:
    July 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Kindness matters, pay it forward! Thanks Aaron and Seth!

      Sal said:
      July 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Truly inspiring!!!! So Glad to know there is still hope for the future :0)

    dylan said:
    July 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Looking for ahead to reading extra from you in a while!? Im usually to blogging and i really respect your content.
    dylan http://www.blogabond.com/velvet78yam

    Tom said:
    August 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Maybe proofread your copy before you post it. That first sentence is ridiculous.

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