This Waitress Gave Great Service but Had No Idea It Would be the Best Shift Ever

Many workers, particularly waiters and waitresses, count on their tips from customers to survive. Some estimates suggest that tips can make up anywhere from 50% to 80% of a server’s income in the United States. That’s certainly the case for Chelsea Roff of the Spring Street Smokehouse restaurant. She was struggling financially, partly because she’d raised her own little sister since she was a girl. She also owns a car that barely gets her from A to B and, as a side gig, she runs a non-profit that helps people overcome eating disorders through yoga! If ever there was someone who needed a break, it was her!

Luckily for Chelsea, there’s a group of people in this video who make their living by pranking others on video. In this case, however, they decide to switch it up and actually give people something good rather than a prank–in other words, they want to use some goodness to “pay it forward” rather than pay someone back with a prank.

The term “pay it forward” became popular in 2000, following the release of the novel “Pay It Forward” by Catherine Ryan Hyde, which was later adapted into a film of the same name in 2001. The phrase “pay it forward” has since become a popular expression used to describe the act of doing something nice for someone else without expecting anything in return.

The hope is that the recipient will then do something nice for someone else, and so on, creating a ripple effect of kindness and goodwill. Watch the full video below to see how Chelsea reacts and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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