Cracker Barrel Waitress Scores Ultimate Tip: A Car

After seeing the woeful state of their waitress’s car parked outside the Branson, MO, Cracker Barrel where she worked, a couple from Arkansas decided to leave her a pretty nice tip — in the form of a car.

The couple, who only knew the waitress in passing, say they first noticed the car a few months back and thought it had been abandoned because it was in such bad shape.

The waitress tells KOLR-TV that her old wheels were still running okay, but that she’d had a few too many run-ins with deer. In fact, she claims to have hit five of the antlered animals with her car over the years.

When the Arkansas couple came back again to Branson and saw the car still sitting in the lot, they asked around the restaurant to find out who the battered vehicle belonged to.

“I talked with my wife about it,” says the husband about the decision to help the waitress out. “And I said, ‘something has to be done.'”

And so the couple decided to come back and surprise her with their four-wheeled gift (it looks like a Ford sedan in the Facebook video recorded by the couple’s daughter), complete with a red ribbon on top.

“I was in a spot where I was depressed,” the waitress reveals, “Just feeling like nobody cares. It’s very different now.”

She says the gift has restored her faith in humanity, adding that “everyone I talked to says the same thing.”

Back in 2012, we told you about the waiter in Houston who received a $5,000 tip — on a $27 bill — from some regular customers who wanted to help him get a new car.

[via Eater]

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