I think all of us would probably admit that we live a busy life.
Of course, each of us is busy for a different reason than another but nonetheless, it seems as if our schedule is full until we can fit nothing else into it. One young father of three with another baby on the way, David Fabila also understands what it is like to lead a busy life. He works hard to support his family and he tries not to complain in the process.
On one particular evening, he was going to work as a server at the House of Oliver wine bar in Roseville, California. It was absolutely packed with customers and even though he didn’t get enough sleep the night before, he shook it off and got to work. He didn’t have the luxury of feeling tired because he needed to support his growing family. David never could’ve realized, however, that a customer would end up leaving a surprise of a lifetime by the time the night was over.
David told a Sacramento news station that he was so tired from his first job that when he got to the House of Oliver he had very little energy left.
“I was telling my coworkers that tonight is not my night I’m not having a good night, I just came from my other job, I’m exhausted.”
Even though he was exhausted, he jumped right into it and got started. He went to the tables where he was assigned, serving a group of customers before he moved on to the next. It wasn’t necessarily in his abilities to impress his patrons because there were so many that were sitting down for an evening out. Even though that was the case, he did the best that he could.
David realized that his family depended on him to work hard that night.
There was a group of young people who sat on the patio and started ordering many items off of the menu. By the time the evening was over, they had spent over $190. David handed them the bill and thanked them for their business.
When David got back to the table, he saw something strange when he grabbed the check.
“I pulled the check out to close it and when I pulled it out that’s when I saw everything, their bill was very expensive it was like $190-something, that’s exactly the tip they left me… Unless you work in the service industry, you don’t really understand how much tips mean to a server, to a bartender.”
They ended up giving him an additional $190 on top of their $190 bill. The man who gave the big tip, Steffen Berrsaid he was excited to make a difference.
“I’ve been in his shoes before too, I used I work as a waiter in a diner in Texas, so I decided to show him what he did is appreciated… I’m in a position where I have the resources and luck to do this so why not just go for it, I’m really glad I did it he really needed that money more than I did.”
Steffen was inspired by the ‘Tips to Bill Challenge’, where diners tip 100% of the bill. If you have the ability to make somebody happy, why wouldn’t you do it?
You can learn more about what he did in this video: