Kasey Simmons is a 32 year old waiter who loves to make people’s days better. If he sees someone upset or in need, he helps them. He says “Its actually kind of selfish. When people smile, I feel better. It lightens my world.”
When Kasey was at his local grocery store recently, he came across a women who was clearly very upset. Kasey decided to approach the woman and offered to pay for her $17 grocery pill. After brightening her day and telling her that she looks beautiful, the woman accepted his generous offer and they both went about their business.
Kasey is a waiter at the local Applebees. The following day when he was working his shift, a family came in and oddly ordered one 37 cent drink, paid and then left. What happened next blew Kasey’s mind.
Kasey was stunned to see that the family left him a massive $500 tip on the 37 cent bill. Along wth the tip was a napkin with a handwritten note on it.
As it turns out those people were the family of the women who Kasey cared for in the grocery store. The note read “Kasey, on behalf of the Sullivan family, I want to thank you for being the person you are. On one of the most depressing days of the year, the death of my father’s 3 year anniversary, you made my mother’s day wonderful. She has been smiling since you did what you did. Her grocery bill was only $17.00, and you insisted on paying, told her she was a very beautiful woman. I have not seen her smile this much since Dad died.”
Kasey was so moved by this message that went on to read, “Although we did not eat and conversate and you didn’t know who we were, my husband and I knew because of the card you gave her. Thank you. You are one of a kind, have fun with this. My mother did not need you to help her, but you made her year. Now accept yours!”
Kasey loves that he can change someone’s day to this extent. He says “it is not about the money, Its about showing someone you care.” He is an example of someone who is the change they want to see in the world. We need more people in this world like Kasey Simons.