Man Picks Up Stranger's Restaurant Tab After Overhearing Diagnosis

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A Boston-area man picked up a restaurant tab for a stranger he overheard tearfully discussing a medical diagnosis, and the waiter documented it on Reddit.

"While waiting tables tonight, a mother and daughter started crying mid-meal," wrote the server on the site, describing the heartwarming experience.

"I had no idea what happened until a single guy at the table next to them handed me this note [seen below] with his bill. Faith in humanity, restored."

The waiter told the Huffington Post he couldn't confirm the relationship between the two women, but he was fairly certain they were mother and daughter.

After they ordered, the woman whom the waiter believes was the daughter took a phone call. Both women then started crying. Recounts the server:

"The single guy sitting next to them had been friendly to me all evening, making jokes and such."

"When he was finished I gave him his check, and inside the billfold was his credit card and the note I took a picture of. I combined the 2 checks, and he paid for both."

"I waited until after he left to tell them their check had been taken care of. The mother was overwhelmed with gratitude, as was I. It was a great evening."

And now a great story to make you feel a little better about life. In a world where so much seems to go wrong, it's good to know there are people like this.

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