‘Tears starting to well’: Random act of kindness touches couple
RANDOM acts of kindness rarely go unnoticed and their impact is usually deeper than face value.
That was the case for one Stanthorpe couple who were dining in the Redcliffe Peninsula on Wednesday night.
"He came up to pay and when I told him that the bill had already been paid he was completely gobsmacked," Rustic Olive shift supervisor Ciara Peters said.
"With tears starting to well in his eyes, he told me that he and his wife were from Stanthorpe and had been deeply affected by the recent bushfires.
"At that point, I lost it and started crying as well."
The gesture from the other diners was purely a result of good fortune, as they didn't have any information on the elderly Stanthorpe couple.
"I'd asked the gentleman who paid the bill if he knew them and he didn't but he just wanted to do something nice," Mrs Peters said.
While it was the first time she had seen generosity of that calibre, Mrs Peters said you never knew the impact a small gesture could have.
"It would have just been a little bit of hope for them that good things do sometimes happen for people," she said.
"Seeing other people doing things like this is just incredible and it really does restore my faith in humanity.
"It also makes me want to do something myself to give back."