When a little boy came up to the counter at an eatery in Katy, Texas, he had his money ready, hoping he had enough for a mini mint Oreo custard.
“He wants to order dessert,” said Travis Sattler, who was manning the cash register. “He was a little nervous. Ends up handing me everything he had.”
But all of the coins and a few dollar bills he had Wednesday weren’t enough to get his desire. He was $2 short.
So Sattler, who was just a few minutes from the end of his shift, pulled out his own credit card.
“It’s on me,” the cashier said, remembering the child’s gratitude. “He had the biggest eyes, the widest smile.”
A half hour later, the same little boy handed Sattler a note as he and his mother walked out.
“It says, ‘Thank you for being so nice and paying for my custard. We need more people like you,'” Sattler read.
Wrapped up inside the note was a $100 bill. Sattler plans to save the generous tip for nursing school.
“I like to think that I made a good impact on their day, and I kind of brightened it up, just like they did mine,” Sattler said. “We all need to look out for each other.”