Saturday, December 14, 2013
Like many people, I've been following Seth Collins as he makes his way around the country giving $500.00 tips to servers in every state.
Seth's brother Aaron died suddenly in July 2012, just after his 30th birthday. Given that he was so young, it's surprising that he had a will, but he did. His request has made life much better for many and inspired even more.
In his will, he said to “[L]eave an awesome tip (and I don’t mean 25%. I mean $500 on a f***ing pizza) for a waiter or waitress.”
Because Aaron was generous beyond his means, his brother Seth has raised money on his website Aaron's Last Wish and has been giving out $500.00 tips for over a year. As long as he keeps receiving donations, he will keep giving out tips. It's so wonderful to see the looks of surprise, happiness, and gratitude by the servers. You can't help but be moved.
Their mother Tina wrote a book about Aaron, called Aaron Did That, which you can buy online. The book is also given to each person who receives the tip, so they know more about who Aaron was.
Today, Seth was in Boston and went to Picco. After watching him travel all around the country, it was so nice that he was right here! His next stop is Providence, Rhode Island. I wonder who the next lucky person will be?
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