The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Cracker Barrel waitress Abigail Sailors is having a GREAT week, but life hasn't always been so peachy keen!
From a brutal accident that left her parents unfit to care for her, to living with a foster father who was eventually imprisoned for abusing her, it's fair to say life dealt Abigail one crappy hand of cards.
But the 18-year-old Lincoln lady took that hand of cards, and she — well, she took it, and we guess that's saying something.
Now she's fresh off of her first semester at Trinity Bible College*, working her way through school at the aforementioned Nebraska Cracker Barrel, which is where her sunny disposition paid off in spades!!
Two unassuming customers recently went into her restaurant and requested to be sat with the grumpiest server in the whole damned place. Well, that's not how Cracker Barrel rolls — everyone who works there is apparently ice cream cones and unicorns all day long.
So they settled for being sat in the happiest server's section: Abigail's section.
Abigail shared her life story in between bringing them plates of grits, and then something quite unexpected happened! One of the men — who happened to have also attended Trinity Bible College — pulled out his checkbook and decided to make a heck of a deposit!
He wrote her a $5,000 check for tuition, a $1,000 check for incidentals, and then also tipped $100 on the bill!
Yes, the anonymous patron really tipped her $6,100!!!!
OMG!!! That's quite the gesture.
Abigail thanked the men for their generosity, but they weren't having it. She confessed:
“I couldn’t believe it. I tried to thank them, and they said, ‘thank God.’”
What an inspirational story! Speaking of God…
*Trinity Bible College is in Ellendale, North Dakota. Here is an excerpt from its student handbook:
"Because the Bible states that our bodies are to be given only to our husband or wife to whom we have given a lifelong commitment, students must abstain from what Trinity defines as sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and abuse, adultery, homosexual acts, pre-marital sex, pre-marital erotic acts and all forms of pornography."
Good luck next semester, Abigail, but hopefully you learn a few lessons outside of the classroom, too! Like acceptance of the LGBT community!
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