Saw this man sitting by himself at a Waffle House in Midway, Florida.So I said hello and asked him what he was doing with that money. pic.twitter.com/UY2uBW7hXE — Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) July 9, 2022
He said he’s given away more than $13,000 to strangers, kids, and people he meets at Waffle House (his favorite) and elsewhere.And they all come with that note you see in the picture. He copies and cut these out every few days. Obviously, I ask about the note. — Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) July 9, 2022
The story struck a chord among many on Twitter
Response to this couldn’t be any more beautiful. Thank you. ❤️If you have time, read the replies. People are sharing their own stories of “love every body.” To media, yes you can use this. Lastly, while he was alone, clearly his mom’s love is still with him and now all of us. — Kevin Cate (@KevinCate) July 10, 2022
He’s absolutely right. All the great religions boil down to one theme: love thy neighbor.— DCTBlackwell (@dctblackwell) July 9, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to talk to this gentleman and sharing his story. He has no idea how many people his mother’s message has touched people far and wide today…and we didn’t get money or the note. We got the love his mama intended! What a legacy she left.— Mary Morris (@Mmorris10Morris) July 10, 2022
The Waffle House chain has been in the news recently for cash flowing in a different direction. [firefly_poll] According to a report in The State, a man who robbed the Waffle House in North Augusta, South Carolina, and made off with about $300 had an unconventional farewell as he left. “God bless you,” the robber reportedly told employees. “I did not want to hurt anyone.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
This is wonderful. How awesome that you took the time to talk with him and share his story!This is wonderful Twittering! — Becky Lynne Lannister ☮️ (@BeckyLannister) July 9, 2022