According to the Post, they all chatted warmly, with the men revealing that they were from west Texas. One man was a dentist and complimented her on her smile. But what Harris never expected was for them to leave her a $450 tip on their $72.60 bill, attached to a personal note.
“We may come from different cultures and 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,” the note read. “Not race. Not gender. Just American.” The note ended with, “God Bless!”
Harris admits that she assumed the men were in town for President Donald Trump’s inauguration, unconsciously prejudging them. Based on their note, she’s probably right, though it’s hard to know for sure.
It is always pleasant when people put their money where their mouths are, and the $450 tip certainly did quite a bit to help Harris.
She scheduled extra work shifts just to make sure she had enough, but the extra $450 is “a huge weight off my shoulders,” she said.
Harris also said that the men reminded her that many Americans do want unity, regardless of politics.
“This definitely reshaped my perspective. Republican, Democrat, liberal are all subcategories to what we are experiencing,” she said. “It instills a lot of hope.”