It’s no secret that this country is more divided now than it has been in quite some time. And the recent swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States has left millions of Americans less hopeful and afraid.
This story warmed my heart. Rosalind Harris, a 25-year-old black waitress at Busboys and Poets, received a 625% tip (on a $72.60 bill) and an uplifting note from three white Trump supporters from Texas. The Washington Post reports one of the men was wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat.
When the men were preparing to leave the restaurant, they left a thoughtful note along with a very generous tip.
“We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people,” the note reads. “Not race. Not gender. Just American.”
Harris was left speechless by the gesture but told The Washington Post:
“You automatically assume if someone supports Trump that they have ideas about you. These customers were more embracing than even some of my more liberal friends, and there was a real authenticity in our exchange.”
She added, “This definitely reshaped my perspective. Republican, Democrat, liberal are all subcategories to what we are experiencing. It instills a lot of hope.”
We must accept the things we cannot change but random acts of kindness like this leaves me a tiny bit more hopeful.
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Robin is a digital content creator and has worked in the digital space for over six years. "Robinrazzi" is a nickname given from a former colleague and is a perfect integration of her name and one of her greatest hobbies of having a camera in hand to capture once in a lifetime moments like paparazzi. She has traveled the world covering entertainment, celebrities, events and anything trending. She holds a BA in communications from Penn State and MS in marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves as Digital Content Coordinator for WHUR.