“I didn’t say I needed the money or anything,” Carlson told WTNH. “He just came in the back and said, ‘I’m not going to take no for an answer and I can’t let you go home like this and want you to have this.’ I tried to give him the money back, but he was like, ‘No, you deserve this.’”
The generous customer wants to remain anonymous.
“I cried for a minute in his arms,” she said. “I cried in his wife’s arms.”
GW Carson owner Jim Kirtopoulos decided to act as well, deciding to donate part of the proceeds from the restaurant’s T-shirt sales to the American Society for Deaf Children. Kirtopoulos told WTNH the act of kindness could not have happened to a nicer person.
“I was in shock. I’m still in shock,” Carlson said. “It’s not something that happens every day.”