On Monday, a liberal server in a Washington, D.C., restaurant walked away with a larger tip than she was expecting from her conservative patrons. While working at Busboys & Poets after inauguration weekend, Rosalynd Harris was given a $450 tip from a group of Trump supporters.
"I could tell they were from the South because they had their cowboy hats on and I was like, 'Oh, you're not from the city,'" Harris told WUSA 9.
"It was an interesting situation because it is a liberal, Democratic kind of feel to the entire Busboys establishment, the people that come in, the people it attracts," she said.
However the three West Texas men that came into the restaurant that day were in town for President Trump's inauguration. Although the environment was different from what they were used to, Harris surely made them feel at home.
"He just told me he had never experienced that kind of atmosphere before," Harris said.
Although the vibe was not typical for these Republican cowboys from Texas, they were very much affected by Harris’s hard work and kindness. When Harris went to clear the table, she saw that one of them wrote a note on the check.
"The note says, 'We may come from different cultures, and we may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people, not race, not gender, just American. God bless."
Then Harris noticed that the men left a $450 tip on her $70 receipt.
"We may have different opinions and disagree on different issues, but the fact that he still looked at me as an equal and someone of value, it said something, like, OK, not all hope is lost," Harris said of the men.
Harris was not able to get the man's name, but she said she would love to tell him thank you.
"Never judge a book by its cover and always be open with people to experience something miraculous like that," said Harris.