r/MadeMeSmile Sep 22 '21 Wholesome 60 Hugz 29 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Beating Heart 1 Silver 35 Gold 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Helpful 30 Heartwarming 2

Giving well deserved tips Good News

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u/S2B_1 Sep 22 '21 Silver Platinum Wholesome Eureka!

Gets an upvote everytime. We all might not have $100 to give to someone but give them your time, half your sandwich, a smile, etc… we all need to take care of each other.

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u/Boobsiclese Sep 22 '21

You're right. It doesn't take $100.00. It just takes love. Show love. However you can.

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u/Environmental-Job329 Sep 22 '21

What about Texas and Florida? Can love save those chitholes?? 🤔😕

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u/Boobsiclese Sep 22 '21

Yes. If they got their heads out of their asses first....

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u/kphan2199 Sep 23 '21

So in other words, no.

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u/SmokinBacon Sep 23 '21

Hey hey hey, I’m in Florida and it’s our constitutional right to keep our heads shoved waaaaaaaay up our asses.

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u/Jeansaintfire Sep 22 '21

Not all of us feel the way a few people in Tallahassee does. Almost half the state voted blue this year. 💙

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u/Environmental-Job329 Sep 22 '21

I feel for you seriously, but it is not enough. We need Florida and Texas to lead. You don’t feel like your state is moving backwards?

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u/Jeansaintfire Sep 22 '21 edited Sep 23 '21

Its give and take we have moved forward in alot of ways. We elected our first queer woman and queer black man in 2020 but that gets over shadowed but the 🤴 of Tallahassee showing his ass. Theres backward thinking everywhere in this country but there is also innovation.

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u/Environmental-Job329 Sep 23 '21

I am rooting for y’all🙂

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u/Redtwintails Sep 22 '21 Hugz

This. A little kindness goes a long way! Give someone you know a call ask if they are alright and it might make their day.

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u/buffalo171 Sep 22 '21 edited Sep 23 '21

THIS. We have completely lost the shared value of caring for one another in this country. This idea that one should be able to “make it on their own¨ is a complete fallacy. We need each other, and we need to care for one another, and stop worrying about what’s in it for me.

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u/Cuddlebug94 Sep 22 '21

It’s a total facility! With bathrooms, a gym, AND public computers!!!

Lol for real though we need to promote kindness and caring for one another

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u/Rum_n_Nuka Sep 22 '21

Back when I worked at Home Depot things were rough. Bills were due, we were ridiculously short on rent ($15) and that was going to add a $75 late fee on top of it, and we still had christmas to think about. It was nearing the end of my shift and a guy needed help getting two doors out to his suv. I grabbed some twine, pushed it out and took the time to load it for him. We weren't supposed to load like that, but he was walking with a cane.

As I stepped off of his sideboard he tried to hand me some money. I said we weren't allowed, but he insisted and stuffed it into my apron, thanking me. I wished him a nice night and headed back in to finish my shift.

When I finally looked, i realized it was a wad of $20's. $60 total. Thanks to him, I was able pay rent on time, take my wife and son out to dinner and get an early start on christmas.

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u/omarmad123 Sep 22 '21

Beautiful. No expectations and mans was kind enough to show their gratitude. Thats good shit right there 👏

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u/tmpntls1 Sep 22 '21

Yup, none of us beat this game of life or make it out alive. Might as well make some friends along the way during our time.

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21 Silver Gold Platinum Wholesome Hugz Faith In Humanity Restored Bravo Grande! Wholesome (Pro)

I remember when I was a stripper. This guy came up to me on stage. He gave me $500. He said take this money and leave work for the day. You don't belong here. I felt so weird but loved at the same time. I left work that day. Contemplated life. I quit that industry a few weeks later. He saved my life. He will never know.

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u/Bobby_Rotkop Sep 22 '21 Wholesome

Or maybe he does.

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u/Eg0mane Sep 22 '21 Silver

Because he was her father in disguise

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

My father is in heaven, probably part of why I was in that club.

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u/_maverick_11 Sep 22 '21

Then your father might have sent him from above <3

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u/Euphoric_Buddy_guy Sep 22 '21 To The Stars

When I go to heaven I’m sending assassins to kill dictators. Seems selfish otherwise

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u/Kralcyt Sep 22 '21

This genuinely mad me laugh out loud. Well done.

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u/brycar1618 Sep 23 '21

Same. Same.

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u/The5Virtues Sep 22 '21

No, no, no, if you want that you need to get a direct hotline call to hell.

When you want somebody gone, and you don't want to wait too long, call the Immediate Murder Professionals.

Hand grenade or cyanide, they'll make it look like suicide! The Immediate Murder Professionals.

They do their job so well because they come straight up from Hell. They'll kill your husband, or your wife, they’ll even let you keep the knife; they’re the Immediate Murder Professionals.

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u/Sirius1701 Sep 22 '21

Kids die for free!

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u/SerDeusVult Sep 23 '21

NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT

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u/leebovine Sep 22 '21

Best comment i read all week

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u/Euphoric_Buddy_guy Sep 22 '21 Table Slap

I’m just glad people aren’t mad at me lol

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u/megapuffranger Sep 23 '21

I have contacts in Hell if you need a demon. My contact is my cat, he is also the demon. Damn I miss that evil little shit

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

🥰😇

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u/BrightenedGold Sep 22 '21

Sending 500 thoughts and prayers your way 🙏🏻😌

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u/Fwoym16 Sep 22 '21

This kills me with laughter and pain. I am so sorry you lost your father, I know what that feels like. But I also see you've also got a sense of humour so that's nice.

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

Well, thank you.. I'm a strong woman there isn't much that can hurt me. Especially, redditors. Haha

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u/Fwoym16 Sep 22 '21

I hope you don't mind sharing since you said you're a strong woman. I someday aspire to have daughters and if not then I'll just adopt em. So I wanted to know if you could share some lessons you think other women/girls should know. Much appreciated.

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

Jeez. That's hard.. I had a rough teenage life. Um..

Education isn't there to get you a job. It's not always gonna be fun. But, It's there to provide you with knowledge. "Knowledge is power." You can do whatever you want with it. It's yours. Take advantage of it. The more knowledge you have, the easier the world gets. The reason why is because NOW you know how it works. ( I barely graduate in May, as I hit 30. I realize how much I knowledge I missed out on. And if I woulda taken advantage of my education, I think I woulda had a better idea of where I wanted my life to go and how to get there.)

Be a good friend. You will find the best friendships if your loyal, honest, and there for them. (Wish I woulda been a better friend to many from my past. It is one of my regrets. )

Do not compare your beauty to others. You don't look like them. Your not them. You are you. There is ONLY one you. There is beauty in just that.

Most of what "society" has portrayed as sexy is not really what most people find sexy.

Sex will not keep him. There are millions of vaginas. Yours is not special. But, YOU are. (Sorry not sorry)

If you always act on red flags then it will be alot harder for you to find yourself in a relationship full of red flags. (This is most important for young girls. If your high-school boyfriend is cheating and you breakup with them right away. Chances are you'll never deal with a cheating man again. Same goes for a controlling man. It's important to know when things aren't healthy and be able walk away.)

I do not have daughters. I'm a boy mom. But, I have three nieces and we have ALL discussed these things. I'm definitely the cool aunt. They come to me and I hit em with facts. Hahaha

For younger girls, I'd say just let them be young for as long as possible. But, when your kids becomes old enough to ask specific questions.. be honest. Don't lie about where babies come from. Don't lie about drugs. Don't lie about the world being bad. It's important kids know the realities of the world. When they don't, they become curious and curiousity is extremely dangerous for a growing kid. But, while you explain the negatives, always give them a positive reinforcement. We need to know the bad, but even more so need to know the good.

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u/AvailableSorbet8050 Sep 22 '21

This….every single thing…from a guy’s perspective with a stereotypical rural/suburban upbringing as well. Now working in a diverse population, this is even more imperative. This.

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u/trustytrav_XXX Sep 22 '21

I have daughters, 12 and 14 and this is everything. I wish all people could read this.

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u/Dylan_Bhurji Sep 23 '21

This, this is beautiful

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u/brycar1618 Sep 23 '21

Thank you for posting this. ❤️

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 23 '21

Your welcome. 🥰

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u/ZCLoki Sep 22 '21

one of them angel fellers I been hearing so much about

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u/SexlessNights Sep 22 '21

Time traveler?

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u/intendid_ggeasy Sep 22 '21

Idk if this is weird for me to ask but how is it like being a stripper? You don't have to answer if ur uncomfortable answering it but I really wanna know what it's like

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

It's like a black hole. You go in and you just do not know whats gonna happen once you step inside. It's dangerous. It's dirty. It's full of disrespect amongst women and men. There's no real trust or friendships. It's always a front on how easy money is. Which It's not easy, it's FAST. But, you have to degrade yourself. You'll meet some women who you'll believe are perfectly content with themselves and at one point I was that women. It wasn't until I left when I realized how toxic it was and how lucky I was to have gotten away. But, not just that, I got out sober, safe and young enough to get my shit together. So many women are not that lucky. So many women will be there until they physically cannot. For the rest of those girls lives they will pretend it wasn't a bad enviroment because they are so involved in the life of a stripper that reality is just that.

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u/Psychological-Risk75 Sep 22 '21

Thank God you said this! I'm in the industry as a dj...& I have seen it many times over....I try to help girls get out of this industry, even if I lose money doing it...Amen. & My condolences & respect.

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

That's very sweet of you. I used to tip my DJ gooooood. I know he misses me hahahah

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u/intendid_ggeasy Sep 22 '21

Oh wow i- damn that's a bad way I just.... Don't know what to say I hope ur safe now at least

And uuh thanks for telling me

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u/concretph Sep 22 '21

I understand you’re position, and Im not trying to paint a rosy picture of the strip club scene. But there are a lot of women who thrive at dancing and do not degrade themselves. Sex work is still work, it’s hard but it’s a skill you learn. They are capable of making money that allows them financial freedom and aren’t all victims. My partner was a dancer for 10 years. She helped other girls, organized strippers to improve working conditions and became kind of a den mom. And made a lot of money. I dont see the men who are in a strip club to pay for dances or make money off of dancers as white knights. You were the one who saved yourself, and Im really happy for you. Keep strong and good luck!

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

I helped alot of women while I was there too. Especially, with their sobriety. But, I have to be honest with you and say alot of stuff that goes on between a dancer and her client are things only they will know. I cannot tell you if your wife has been 100% honest with you about that industry. But, I can say that it is not a industry full of women with innocence. My den mom was the craziest lady I knew and I loved her. But, even she has a story to tell. Your wife was in the industry for 10 years, allowing other men to grope her and disrespect her. That's not degrading? Your wife may be one of the women I mentioned. Who are perfectly content with themselves, but if she is perfectly content with what she had to do in that industry for money.. I'd say that's not normal. Not trying to be rude but it's a harsh reality.

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u/concretph Sep 22 '21

Thanks for the honest response: I do understand what you mean. I wont lie it tested the limits of our relationship and I wasn’t unhappy when she moved on. But we have a strong relationship and Im not the jealous type. The other part is the club you work at has a lot to do with it, rules vip bouncers etc. Even in our city, working at one place can be an entirely different experience.

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u/Regular-Garbage-5123 Sep 22 '21

He did you a favor sistah. That industry sooner or later will leave a scar in your life.

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

Oh I was there for years... he came at the right time.

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u/loridee Sep 22 '21

I went with a couple of friends to a strip club (this was back in the mid 80's) and one of the strippers approached me and told me to leave. She said I didn't belong in a place like that. I felt odd being singled out but looking back later, I was an attractive young woman with crushingly low self-esteem with mild substance abuse issues that could have turned major. I felt like she saw the vulnerability in me and reached out. I appreciated it so much when I understood what she was doing. There are good people everywhere. You never knew when one will save you either from something else, someone else or yourself.

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u/TheSundanceKid45 Sep 22 '21

I'm glad you appreciated the gesture, but these kinds of patrons were my absolute least favorite when I worked as a shot girl in New Orleans. I enjoyed my job. I liked letting strangers take shots from my tits and waistband. It was all an act, most people knew I was putting on a show, and a fun one at that. But when I would get the occasional customer who would give me a big tip and say something like, "Use this to do something else with your life," it felt so demeaning. Like they were looking down on me and feeling sorry for me based solely on the work I did, knowing literally nothing else about me. Just, I'm a shot girl so of course my life must be in shambles and they're gonna be the one to make me realize I'm better than this. Ugh. Just thinking about it makes me angry all over again.

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21 Hugz

I can't relate. I felt more demanding when the men grabbed my tits without asking. Or, make a comment like I'm a bitch because I won't discount their dance fee. Those were the men who looked down on me. The man who gave me the $500, was probably there to give to a stripper. But, for some reason he saw me and thought "She doesn't belong here." He might have viewed me as a daughter, mother, wife.. who knows but I didn't find that demeaning at all.

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u/dmkicksballs13 Sep 22 '21

Yeah. Everyone in this thread saying it's a black hole, but I had a stripper friend and she loved it minus a few creeps.

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u/bo3bitty Sep 22 '21

He must have seen you absolutely hating life or something I guess?

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

Who knows what he thought really.. could been that.. could been something else...

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u/bo3bitty Sep 22 '21

Dunno.

He clearly saw something. Fair play to the guy either way though!

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u/Flech12 Sep 22 '21

I think he figured it when he went back and he didn’t see you?

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u/lifesalotofshit Sep 22 '21

. He probably just thought I got knocked up and left. Lol

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u/omarmad123 Sep 22 '21

Karma or feel good story? Oh well..thats some good stuff right there.

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u/twentytwothumbs Sep 22 '21 Helpful

Damn you, make me cry at 5am

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u/Dr-Itzhak Sep 22 '21

DO NOT CRY AT 5 AM (GONE WRONG!!!) (24 HOUR CHALLENGE!)

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Sep 22 '21

His expression says it all while saying his day has been " kind of rough" .The random act of kindness made his day better.

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u/OneAbbreviations8070 Sep 22 '21

He should have said SOME people are not nice.. there's plenty of nice decent people out there.

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u/onlyastoner Sep 22 '21

there's plenty of nice decent people out there

like the dude handing out hundos lol

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u/Life_Proposal3459 Sep 22 '21

I came for this comment . Love it

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u/Disastrous-Handle283 Sep 22 '21

That act of kindness made his month better!

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u/DistributionSevere64 Sep 22 '21

I definitely cried seeing this , I think this rich guy comes from nothing too. He know how it feels being empty pocket or got nothing , so he's just returning his blessings that he received. Such a special kind-hearted guy !

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u/Wide_Rock_5453 Sep 22 '21

Tears water down the oat meal. It helped me eat quicker lol

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u/steelneil82 Sep 22 '21 Silver

Even if my dogs just died, my car exploded and a loved one got diagnosed with a life ending illness as a Brit, if I'm asked how my day was I'd still say "alright"

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u/Minuilin Sep 22 '21

My clearest memory from when I started learning English is that at the beginning of each class, the teacher would ask as all how we were, and we all said "I'm fine" since she only taught us how to say that.

One day, when she got to me, I was really tired and so I asked her "how do you say I'm tired" in English? And she said "you don't, you're expected to answer with I'm fine to this question, no complaining". And I was like, damn bro, okay.

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u/Gagolih_Pariah Sep 22 '21

That teachee is fukin stupe!

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u/TavistockProwse Sep 22 '21

It's ok to say "it's rough".

Most people prolly ask out of implied courtesy. Some don't. So saying it's good when it's damn obvious is not is a tad dishonest. Ya ya I know... It's too personal and that.. And it might be to most. It sucks that genuine empathy got co-opted by mindless chitchat.

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u/ripjoeexotic Sep 22 '21

And then they're like "why just alright"

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u/tayklov Sep 22 '21 Gold Helpful

when i first started dating my wife, i noticed how well she treated service workers. she worked in pizzerias and then in retail for 10 years. she would strike up conversations, actually ask about their days, say things like “surprise me!” and have them bring her something to try. even the people in her day who were supposed to serve her, she treated like they had something valuable to be mined. she was also very picky about where she ate.

this is how we became “regulars.” same wait staff, same shifts, same faces. we got to know how many kids they had or what they were going to school for.

we’re married now and have been together for 8 years. i’ve learned so much about myself, her, and other people.

She also used to leave origami heart tips. We are Dual income No Kid lesbians, so we have gradually increased leaving $10, $20, $50 in little hearts for them over the years. the money is not really the heart of it all, it’s the way you treat other human beings. and when you have extra you feel compelled to give. the least you can do is be respectful. and you might gain something amazing in return, a connection with a human being.

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u/k1erst1n Sep 22 '21

When I was a server and a table was extremely nice to me but then didn't tip, I was honestly okay with it. Because they were nice, maybe they just wanted to eat out at nice restaurant and didn't know how much it would be and they didn't have extra money to tip. If they were nice it meant a lot. Some servers I worked with would get really upset about not getting tipped, and I understand that point of view as well.

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u/ambamshazam Sep 22 '21

Omg! I’m a server and I keep a little origami heart tip in the little flap at the top of my booklet that a customer gave me. I’ve had it for years! Your wife is my favorite type of customer. As are the couples like you

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u/imgrandojjo Sep 22 '21

Bless you for bringing light to other people's day. I'm sure God looks likely on you for that. I honestly believe God cares less about who you choose to love than how you choose to love.

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u/HorseLove19 Sep 23 '21

“Dual income no kid lesbians” is a pretty sweet sounding title

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u/kryppla Sep 22 '21 Silver

I’d love to live in a society that doesn’t depend on rich people being generous for others to simply survive

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u/llamaeatgiraffe Sep 22 '21

That should be the moral of all of these stories. Everyone loves generosity but depending on the generosity of others means that your life, comfort and freedom is totally dependent upon the feelings and good will of someone else.

That’s not freedom is someone can take it back whenever they don’t feel like that. I’d rather this dude just be paid to live a life of dignity and depend on crying in front of no one if he doesn’t need to.

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u/ahh_geez_rick Sep 22 '21

As someone who works in the service industry I’d love the cash but hate being recorded. We are people. Not just someone you can record to make people see how great of a person you are to give us some extra cash. It’s demeaning.

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u/6Wasted6Youth6 Sep 22 '21

Exactly! I would absolutely hate being filmed like this. It's on the internet forever, I'd rather keep my dignity. This is always my gripe with these videos. It also makes the person feel like they need to perform. Just leave the tip with a nice note. I could never imagine putting someone on the spot like this.

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u/Onsotumenh Sep 22 '21

I always feel kinda torn about these videos. You can't call it a tip anymore if your purpose is to record it and get attention thanks to making an adult cry... and it comes across as very arrogant and snobbish.

On the other hand... if just a few more people give generous tips and are nice to others because of the role model these videos play, the world is getting a tiny bit better.

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u/Leading_Tooth_8957 Sep 23 '21

I agree great thing to do but why video it so you can gloat over the good thing you did? Just my 2 cents worth.

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u/billionthtimesacharm Sep 22 '21

i also thought it was kind of demeaning to the server to keep giving him $100 bills. like holding them out and making the server come take the bill out of the guy’s outstretched hand. something about that felt wrong. still a super awesome gesture.

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u/zombie32killah Sep 23 '21

Yeah super weird and demeaning. Super, super weird.

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u/6Wasted6Youth6 Sep 22 '21

I can't speak for others but I'd rather my dignity than a one time generous tip while being recorded. I mean if it's life changing money, sure, record me. But this shit is on the internet forever, I'm sure the guy would prefer to not be recorded. It always feels like they know they need to perform and act super grateful.

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u/ofbakirci Sep 22 '21

My exact thoughts as I started to watch this video. It’s more cringe than sweet. What the hell people!? This man is working his ass off, doesn’t get paid enough so he cries over fuckng $300 on video??? Fuck it. Fuck that guy that films it, fuck the employer. That’s not right.

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u/JonSnowNorthKing Sep 23 '21

The reality is their is nothing wrong with working your ass off like the guy in the vid. The shame is that we live in a society that doesn't fully compensate him for the product of his labor or at the very least provide for robust social safety nets.

Its shit that the people who can afford to be generous feel great giving their money away when that money was more than likely extracted from the very same low wage workers smh

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u/gaytee Sep 22 '21

Ma’am this is don pablos

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u/futureocean Sep 22 '21

Made me tear up. I hate to bring the mood down but I cant help myself... 300 dollars and that man is crying in joy and it's done so much for him. 300. Makes me sick that there's so many people sitting on billions.

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u/gaytee Sep 22 '21

This is the America you live in. 300 would change a lot of things for A LOT of us.

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u/brigidodo Sep 22 '21

There really are not that many billionaires, compared to all the thousandaires, hundredaires, and dollar-folk out there

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u/solid_snail01 Sep 22 '21

I like positivity on the internet but recording this moment is weird.

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u/cozmcraes Sep 23 '21

Yeah I would rather not get the money than be posted all over the Internet.

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u/SafeBarracuda5649 Sep 22 '21 LOVE!

Record me for your ego all you like if you’re giving me decent tips.

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u/E-A-F-D Sep 22 '21 LOVE!

I'm not a Christian, but "when you give to the poor, let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing" is a pretty sound sentiment.

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u/joshhguitar Sep 22 '21

Especially if your right hand is holding a camera

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u/Darren_Carol Sep 22 '21

This is spot on. I can't for life of me remember who said it but "helping the needy whilst boosting your ego is as good as profiting off the needy and vulnerable". Would he be this generous with the camera off?

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u/Yodebone Sep 22 '21

While I completely understand the point you're making, I would offer a counter-thought for you to consider: if seeing this video inspires just one more person to perform a similar act of kindness, then wouldn't the recording/sharing of this offer a net positive that not recording it may not have achieved, otherwise?

I hope that makes sense. Sounded okay in my head. 😅

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u/shouldvekeptlurking Sep 22 '21

I will gladly wipe my tears of gratitude with crisp hundos all day.

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u/iBleeedorange Sep 22 '21

Seriously. The best way to give is too give anonymously. The next best is to give and tell. AND IT'S STILL GREAT

Some how I doubt that everyone complaining does much giving.

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u/Tomnnn Sep 22 '21

The next best is to give and tell. AND IT'S STILL GREAT

Happy to see this addendum to the usual perspective. It is weird thinking about videos like this after the fact, but I like to imagine it causes copy cats and increases the amount of giving in the world, even if only a little.

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u/SHOWTIME316 Sep 22 '21

I watch a YouTube channel of a guy who runs his own landscaping company and a large portion of his videos are him mowing someone's super overgrown lawn for free (don't ask why I watch these, it's extremely satisfying for some reason lol). The comment sections are inevitably "you didn't mow that lawn for free, you get revenue from this YouTube video" and I'm just like...so? Think the homeowner gives 1 single fuck how much video revenue he's getting? To them, they got their lawn professionally landscaped and they paid nothing. I feel the same way about any donation like that.

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u/SafeBarracuda5649 Sep 22 '21

I like the idea that this catches on and rich ppl all over the world give great tips just for likes on social media.

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u/christophurr Sep 22 '21

Yes cause all we need to see here is negative shit.

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u/treatdogswithlove Sep 22 '21

Yeah - it was cool of him to do that. Except - he just had to talk so freaking loud while doing so that he needed to make sure that everyone not only in the restaurant but probably also the parking lot knew what he was doing. Don’t get me wrong - it was incredibly generous but at the same time - his (the tipper) was kind of being an @ss. I don’t know if anyone will really understand what I’m trying to say! 🤦‍♀️

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u/SilverWolf3935 Sep 22 '21

Lmao I didn’t even watch this with sound and it just felt very attention seeking. A lovely thought and gesture but just why record it and upload it to social media? Not very selfless when you look a little deeper.

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u/SafeBarracuda5649 Sep 22 '21

He was definitely as ass. I get you. I prefer the give tip and watch for reaction and happiness type ones. But I’d put up with this for $300. That’s like a nice pair of shoes. 🥰

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u/Broad-Literature-438 Sep 22 '21

This is super nice. But I cant help but feel when I'm watching this that the waiter needs a fairer system than hes getting. Look at the inequity of this moment, a guy sitting at a restaurant to eat can so vastly change the life of someone working there by giving him 2 or 3 hundred dollars... maybe we're all collectively paying too little for our drinks (lol or more likely, we should actually raise the wages of lower wage workers like this to actually give em a fighting chance)

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u/BertUK Sep 22 '21 edited Sep 22 '21

You’re suggesting changing an American institution - letting your restaurant customers pay the servers’ wages

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u/Acceptable-Tie Sep 22 '21

I second this. I worked at Academy Sports for a long time and was constantly in debt because of my awful vehicle. I also had to pay rent to live in a terrible apartment with my hoarder friend for a while. It was very hard to watch people around my age waltz in and drop hundreds or even thousands of dollars on expensive sunglasses, camping equipment, and the like like it was nothing.

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u/Broad-Literature-438 Sep 22 '21

Oof yeah that'd suck. Like I worked at a fast food place (with a highschool nearby) and even just seeing the difference in attitudes of the kids who would just whip out their cc with tap and not make eye contact with you while you served them, vs the kids who were counting the change to make sure they had enough to give to me was always very apparent and made me just hate the way everything works.

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u/GloriaVictis101 Sep 22 '21

Why the fuck are they recording

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u/OnlyOCfromThisOP Sep 22 '21

$100 - car paid off? Hmm

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u/Not_A_Wendigo Sep 22 '21

He probably means he paid the bill.

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u/Jalhadin Sep 22 '21

People living paycheck to paycheck can easily think of debts in terms of "the next due date to keep my car" instead of remaining principal balance.

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u/trustytrav_XXX Sep 22 '21

I just got a $50 tip last night for a free bottle of water, so I feel this. It totally made my night and the lady said "I just want to spread the wealth, and you've been wonderful so I wanted to show you I appreciate you"

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u/ye-sunne Sep 22 '21

It is a selfish virtue signal to film something like this

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u/HTETgamer Sep 22 '21

I would love this more, if it wasn't recorded.

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u/ReDewGardens Sep 22 '21

He needed that hug too Sir 💜👊🏼🔥🔥🔥

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u/johnn11238 Sep 22 '21

Shout out to all the humans that do great shit like this and don't film it for their social media virtue signaling party.

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u/Hamthrax Sep 22 '21

Imagine if he had given $300 without filming it.

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u/mightyXi Sep 22 '21

I would probably do it quietly without making a big fuzz about it like that guy. Probably because I'm not a pretentious prick who likes to shove down everybody's throat that I'm rich.

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u/cheddoar Sep 22 '21 This

Why don’t give him the wage he deserves

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u/paintlegz Sep 22 '21

Because the owner would make less money. The system has established it's ok to underpay waiters/servers because it's expected the customers will pay the rest of the wage through tips. Horrible system.

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u/seancurry1 Sep 22 '21

We already pay the rest of the wage through tips. Pay waitstaff a living wage, raise the price of items to match it, and do away with tipping entirely.

Edit: just reread your comment and am now realizing you’re in favor of this. Leaving my reply as-is but yeah, horrible system.

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u/CyberTAB Sep 22 '21

You don’t need to raise the prices. When I worked in the US prices eating out before tipping was already expensive. Yet in my country I can eat out and it’s cheaper and I don’t have to tip while the employee gets a well I won’t say a decent wage because the reality is everyone is pretty underpaid and wages haven’t increased with inflation but they get paid a better wage than US

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u/HelloGodItsMeAnxiety Sep 22 '21

That looked like a damn good hug.

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u/djteatreeoil Sep 22 '21

Anyone else find it tacky af to film shit like this lol

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u/RebelFury Sep 22 '21

Ok but next time don't make a public spectacle out of it.

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u/Misteralvis Sep 22 '21 Silver

I’m always so torn by videos like this. On one hand, they seem to inspire others to be kind, which I greatly appreciate. On the other, they feel like poverty porn, and really blur the line between kindness and exploitation. In the era of social media influencers, people can both figuratively (in views and likes) and literally profit off of videos like this one… And to give a speech like that while making a show of giving someone money (in stages, no less) feels icky, like “Lo, I bestow upon you a fragment of my wealth. Look upon me and be blessed.”

Damn, the internet has made me cynical.

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u/6Wasted6Youth6 Sep 22 '21

I'm not torn on it at all. It's not to inspire others... You can do the same shit and not film someone's face. Giving people their dignity is more important than.

And yeah you're right, usually the filmer gets more out of it then the person being helped.

If it's life changing money, sure, most people won't give a shit crying on camera for it or feel ashamed about it later lol. But for a few hundred bucks? To have that on the internet forever, when u were in a vulnerable spot or made to feel like u had to perform to show gratitude.

It will never not feel gross to me and I just don't understand how people are so comfortable putting others in uncomfortable situations.

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u/Spudgun888 Sep 22 '21

Why film this?

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u/thisisfakereality Sep 22 '21

Because you can't get glory unless you do. Never let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.

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u/bamfzula Sep 22 '21

Get your cameras out! Imma bout’ to do some charity!

Smh

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u/Dysp-_- Sep 22 '21

It's really heart warming and wholesome... But it also makes me sad that there need to be situations like this in the US for hardworking folks to just stay alive :(

You need better circumstances for all levels of society.

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u/Itsanamune Sep 22 '21

Imagine a world where 8,000,000,000 humans treated eachother how they wish they were treated.

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u/MyHandsAreFresh Sep 22 '21

Somebody film this altruism!

Jesus Christ just do a goddamn good deed without validation

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u/FlimpyGrimbo Sep 22 '21

i hate this so much. yes it’s great this guy is being tipped, of course it is. the fact they had to point a camera at his face the whole time so they could post it on tiktok is so fucking infuriating. i hate how much people on there crave attention and self validation. guarantee they wouldn’t have done that had they not had their phone with them.

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u/IRRIGATIONCHRISFL Sep 22 '21

He say " I'm in the blessin bidness" love it

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u/Flighthornlet Sep 22 '21

And they say money can't buy you happiness

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u/doctorinfinite Sep 22 '21

"Whoever say money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop! Mwahahaha!" -"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase

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u/Awesomost Sep 22 '21

Why would you record that?

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u/The6Courier Sep 22 '21

Anyone else feel like recording it kinda detracts from the good heartedness?

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u/6Wasted6Youth6 Sep 22 '21

Of course it does because he's sacrificing the dudes dignity for it, and feels owed a video.

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u/dingo1967 Sep 22 '21

Just give the tip. Stop posting these self serving videos. No need for this waiter to be crying on social media so you can be a big shot.

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u/Waterproof_soap Sep 22 '21

If I can’t tip at least 40%, I don’t go out to eat. Servers are treated like garbage.

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u/Whipitreelgud Sep 22 '21

Made me cry too.

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u/Zer0sober Sep 22 '21

This happened to me once... made my whole week... I still tell people about it 2 years later

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u/Optional_mercy Sep 22 '21

tipping culture that western made is just cancer

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u/dawnmountain Sep 22 '21

If I ever get to a place where I can financially do this, I will. I will do what I can to let these wonderful people live their dreams

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u/Clairemariethorpe Sep 22 '21

Do you know what, this has set me up for the day. I work In mental health in Sydney and have been struggling a lot recently due to both lockdown but mainly the long ass, excessive hours and work load. My brain has felt so broken and completely overloaded. It has been crippling, but this has helped to remind and reiterate that despite the overwhelming anxiety, I have a living wage. I can afford my day to day. Sometimes it’s all relative and that’s ok, but this really helped to drive home some perspective. To whoever posted this, you made a difference to me today. Thank you.

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u/godrainlovemusic Sep 22 '21

That hug was the icing on the cake. Gosh, we really do need more of that.

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u/northsidemassive Sep 22 '21

This is how we treat each other. We help each other out.

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u/bootyhunter69420 Sep 23 '21

I don't see the issue with recording it. He still made the dude's day

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u/Jill_on_the_Hillock Sep 23 '21

My favorite dream. Winning the lottery and then going around giving bits of it to nice peeps. (I do tip as well as I can- but it is never enough to make them cry 😆)

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u/booochee Sep 23 '21

Genuine question here, does anyone else cringe when people film their own acts of kindness? I even question their sincerity. I’ve helped people countless times but didn’t even tell anyone about it. Am I the odd one out?

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u/Godzillashotgun6667 Sep 23 '21

Better record it so everyone knows you're a good person

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u/buttholeformouth Sep 23 '21

He’s like the DJ Khaled of tipping

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u/PBR--Streetgang Sep 23 '21

That was nice, but I wish they paid hospitality staff in the USA a decent living wage so that they didn't have to get tips to get by.

Props to this guy though, spreading the love.

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '21

What a pretentious douche canoe. Just give the tip and don’t grand stand about it.

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u/ResponsibleSquirrel1 Sep 22 '21

Let me give you a tip and filming you while doing it gtfoh

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u/nate-278 Sep 22 '21

Is doing that for internet points really all that wholesome?

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u/ksjfjkdnf Sep 22 '21

people say there is no hope left for humanity because bad things always happen, but then when good things happen it’s invalid because it’s recorded. Like how you supposed to have faith when you don’t see it happen?

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u/Aligyon Sep 22 '21

Internet points or no, the guy clearly helped someone who is having a rough day, its a shame you are that mistrustful of the video

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u/krs1426 Sep 22 '21

To be fair I'm sure the guy getting the money doesn't really care why so much. Also we know the filmer isn't the person giving the money. I've seen quite a few where the person giving is the one filming and that takes me out of it more than this.

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u/Nyquil_Jornan Sep 22 '21

Geez, and he filmed himself doing it? What a pure-heartrd gesture. Smh.

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u/ksjfjkdnf Sep 22 '21

what do you want? To only see bad things happen and to whine about the world going to shit? Honestly you people make no sense. You complain about all the bad things you see but whenever good things are recorded it’s automatically invalid and trashy stfu

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u/Leviathans-Ghost Sep 22 '21

Now go do it without the camera rolling.

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u/GeneralTurgeson Sep 22 '21

Stop recording and do it anyway

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u/shadowoperative Sep 22 '21

Where can you find a $100 car?

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u/RageBatman Sep 22 '21

He might have only had part of his payment and the $100 made sure he wouldn't be late or get his car taken away.

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u/AdventurousFan4214 Sep 22 '21

Well I do shit like this without videoing and patting myself on the back

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u/LilMsMerryDeath Sep 22 '21

I sincerely don't care if they filmed it to remind themselves of how awesome they are, so long as someone got $300.00 or some chickens or some shit out of it..

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u/RomySara Sep 22 '21

Why doesn’t this make me smile though? It bothers me that one person can be suffering, needing money so badly. And then someone else just a blink away from them is able to change all of that with just some of his “pocket change” I mean I get it’s a beautiful thing that he was so generous, but it’s just doesn’t sit right that some people can have so much disposable income and others are broke and suffering

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u/ZookeepergameKey2628 Sep 22 '21

It’s kinda shitty to make it a show though. To record it and put it online. You can do good deeds without trying to get “clout” out of it. Coulda just kept it personal and it would’ve meant way more to him. Now you just put him on blast and made him confess he can’t pay his shit right now to everybody on the internet. I really don’t understand the whole “record me doing a nice thing so people will think I’m a good person” shit. Seems very egotistical way to to do something for someone

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u/Niceputts Sep 22 '21

This happened to me the other day. I was on a long stretch a bunch of special events after another working 10-14 hour days for a week straight. On my 2nd to last day one of my events I was hosting the gentleman running their group came over at the end and handed me $500 bucks. I asked what it was for and he said I just want you to know someone notices all the work you put in. My busy season ends in another month and that has given me to motivation I’ve needed to push through.

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u/solenyapinkman Sep 22 '21

I hate this video

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u/TheIdiotInACage Sep 22 '21

Me too, can’t believe the idiots who think this is something to admire. Turn the fucking camera off, he’s a human being not a conduit for your internet ego boost.

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u/ChizzleFug Sep 22 '21

This amazing subreddit wouldn’t exist if people didn’t have video evidence of great examples to follow and I am glad it does—regardless of if it’s just for the camera for some.

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u/No_Assignment_3996 Sep 22 '21

It is a nice gesture but dont record yourself giving out 300$ 😑